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March, 2010

  • 10 March

    An educator's perspective on .XXX domains

    Many of the voices we have heard speaking out about the proposed .XXX top-level domains (TLD) are mostly from the tech community, the adult industry, and politicians with various agendas. Although I rarely use this blog for editorial purposes, I thought it might be helpful for people to consider the …

September, 2009

  • 4 September

    5 E-Commerce Web Hosting Tips

    When starting an e-commerce site, it is important to mindful of several essentials, many of which are relevant even to traditional businesses. There are, however, issues specific to web hosting that you might want to consider. Here are five. 1. SSL: If you are going to conduct secure transactions that …

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 …

  • 3 August

    Internet Engineers to Open Source Secure DNS

    In an effort to speed up adoption of DNSSEC, a group of interested Internet engineers has created the OpenDNSSEC project with the intention of creating an open source version of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The project leaders hope that this will make it easier for organizations to adopt …

July, 2009

  • 24 July

    PIR to test new security implementation

    In early June, we reported about the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and their plans to introduce new security to .org top-level domains (TLD). After a month of preparing, PIR is ready to move some 18 live domains to the security extensions for testing. The official launch of the new system, …

  • 23 July

    .CM domain is a hot target for cybersquatters

    Experts are warning that the country domains for the Republic of Cameroon are easy targets for cybersquatters wishing to cash in on typos. This form of cybersquatting, which is developing its own name: typosquatting, takes place when someone registers a domain spelled similarly to another popular domain so that people …

  • 14 July

    Domain Convergence Conference in August

    Registration is now open for the second annual Domain Convergence conference to take place in Toronto, August 13-14. It is a conference for domainers to learn from each other, share ideas, network, and acquire useful tools. The first event was held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In addition to general domainer …

June, 2009

  • 29 June

    .eu domains to be available in Cyrillic and Greek

    In an effort to encourage greater adoption of the .eu top-level domain (TLD), the European Commission will start allowing non-latin characters to be used in domain registration. In the past, only “a to z” and “0 to 9” characters were allowed. European states that will benefit greatly from this move …

  • 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 …

  • 23 June

    Transferring your domain name

    Domain name transfers can be a hassle, but they do no have to be. Whether your are unsatisfied with your current domain registrar or simply found a better deal, there are clear benefits to transferring a domain to a registrar you have researched and have grown to trust. A good …