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November, 2009

  • 2 November

    Google CEO: Internet will be dominated by China

    The introduction of IDNs will certainly increase the number of Chinese Internet users, but Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a much more optimistic view of web adoption in the Asian country. According to him, cyberspace will be dominated by Chinese content within 5 years. Though Western nations have had more …

October, 2009

  • 28 October

    Kate Hudson initiates battle for KateHudson.com

    Award-winning actress Kate Hudson submitted a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum this week over the domain KateHudson.com. She is asking that the name be transferred to her. The registrant is Fei Zhu, a Shanghai resident. He has owned the name since 2006, but it will be hard for him …

August, 2009

  • 27 August

    Chinese Language TLDs Coming

    China is moving full speed ahead in its plans to introduce a top-level-domain in the Chinese language. Like the current .cn TLD, the new country domain will use two characters. There have been technical hurdles to implementing Chinese characters in TLDs, but the China Internet Network Information Center now seems …

  • 25 August

    China feels the IP squeeze

    As IPv4 addresses run out, those countries with the fastest-growing number of Internet users will run low on IPs first. A perfect example of this is China, which currently adds more people to the web per year than any other country in the world. According to Wu Hequan from the …

  • 20 August

    Germany's .de gains position of top ccTLD

    Germany is not only the most populous country in Europe, but is now the operator of the Internet’s most popular ccTLD with more than 13 million registrations on its .de domain. For years Germany held the number one spot, but recently lost its position to China’s .cn extension, which experienced …

July, 2009

  • 30 July

    The Internet is big, really big

    According to new Internet data, there are now more websites than people in the world — over 1 trillion. With such large numbers, there are 150 domains per person, and it would take 31,000 to read all of them, even if you spent only one minute on each and never …

June, 2009

  • 30 June

    Two Chinese domain registrars to blame

    The names of the two Chinese domain registrars allegedly responsible for a large chunk of the world’s spam, have come under fire from University of Alabama’s director of research, Gary Warner. Last week I posted a short entry about Warner’s research, concluding that 70 percent of spam originated in China. …

  • 24 June

    Chinese domains linked to 70 percent of SPAM

    A new report by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has concluded that as much as 70 percent of all spam sent in 2009 originated from domains ending in .cn, China’s top-level country domain. Furthemore, the report claims to have confirmed that nearly all of those spam messages originated …

  • 8 June

    China to Install "Green Dam" Content Filter on New Computers

    The Chinese government has issued an order requiring all computers sold in China to have a government-sanctioned content filter installed. Known as “Green Dam,” the software filters obscene images and words. Computer makes must preinstall it on all computers sold in the country starting July 1. China is notorious for …

  • 4 June

    Chinese Police Detain Four Internet Hackers

    On May 19, China experienced widespread Internet outages after hackers took down major DNS servers in a DoS (Denial of Service) attack. Chinese authorities now have the four hackers in custody following police investigations in the Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guandong provinces. The server in question was DNSPod, a Chinese DNS …