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June, 2010

  • 9 June

    Verio opens European subsidiary: small business web hosting services

    Verio Europe is a new presence in the European web services market, with Verio taking over the small business division of NTT Europe Online. Verio Europe will be based in Germany and will offer online services for SMBs, including domain registration, hosting and backup services. With the internet becoming such …

May, 2010

  • 24 May

    Opera commits to Iceland data center project

    Web browser maker Opera has announced plans to buy space in a new data center in Hafnarfjorour, Iceland. This isn’t just any data center, however. Dubbed the Thor Data Center, this facility is green and low-cost. It not only uses Iceland’s cool temperatures to air-cool servers, but is entirely container-based …

December, 2009

  • 1 December

    Don't expect European servers to get cheaper any time soon

    As a general rule, European data center space is more expensive compared to the United States. Those hoping for cheaper server rates in Europe will be disappointed, however, as a recent report published a consulting company predicts an overall increase in server prices in the region. The price increase will …

November, 2009

  • 9 November

    Preregistration for .eu IDNs now open

    Those itching to get their hands on a non-Latin character domain will be happy to know that .eu registrars are now accepting preorders for IDNs. The names cost the same as a normal .eu and are available on a first come, first serve basis. IDN registration will go live on …

October, 2009

  • 29 October

    Europe and Asia slow to adopt IPv6

    A survey of 610 organization in Europe and Asia reveals that only 17% have upgraded to IPv6. This is worrying news considering the current IPv4 address system is slated to run dry by 2011. Adding further gloom and doom to the situation is the fact that only 8% of ISPs …

  • 9 October

    600,000th .cz domain registered

    Ireland’s .ie domain isn’t the only ccTLD reporting strong growth today. The Czech Republic’s extension, .cz, reached 600,000 registrations today. The name’s growth has been phenomenal. In less than 10 months, the number of .cz registrations grew from 500,000 to its present level– an increase of more than 20%. Ondřej …

September, 2009

  • 8 September

    Bulgaria's .bg domain now available in Cyrillic

    Well ahead of ICANN’s planned implementation of IDNs, Bulgaria’s official domain registry, Register.bg, has announced the availability of .bg domains in Cyrillic. This makes the Balkan country one of the first to support a non-Latin alphabet. There are some caveats, however. Most notably, only one Cyrillic character can be used …

  • 2 September

    New gTLD proposed for Bavaria

    Germans will always consider themselves German, but Germany is a land of many different groups with stiff cultural loyalty. One region, Bavaria, wants to further express its unique identity by applying for a gTLD— .bayern. “Bayern” translates literally to “Bavaria,” a state in southern Germany that was one of the …

July, 2009

  • 1 July

    U.S. to team with Italy in fight against cyber crime

    The U.S. Secret Service has signed an agreement to join forces with the Italian Police and Postal Service to fight cyber crime. The new team will be called The European Electronic Cime Task Force and will specialize in fighting identity theft, malicious hacking and other forms of cyber crime. The …

June, 2009

  • 25 June

    UK to get its own "Cyber Czar"

    Following suit with the American announcement of a new cyber security advisor position, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to announce the creation of Britain’s own cyber security chief. The new chief will be responsible for protecting the country from hackers, cyber spies and every other sort of tech …