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August, 2009

  • 6 August

    Meet "The Bunker"

    Last week, I covered what is undoubtedly one of the most secure data centers in the United States, if not the world. But a UK facility, dubbed “The Bunker,” may give the Americans a run for their money. The government-owned data center is located in Kent and sits 30 meters …

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 …

  • 20 July

    Woman changes name to Princess-Rainbow.com

    A twenty-four-year-old woman in Manchester, formerly known as Claire Forshaw, has officially changed her name to Princess-Rainbow.com. She had apparently been contemplating such a move for quite some time, but her boyfriend dissuaded her, arguing that it would cost a lot of money. She finally investigated and found that she …

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 …

  • 17 June

    UK government to restrict Internet access of pirates

    The British government has announced plans to curb Internet piracy by restricting access of repeat offenders. In collaboration with the entertainment industry and Ofcom, Britain’s broadcasting regulator, the plan includes sending letters to customers who have been suspected of downloading illegal files, such as movies. Internet service providers would be …

  • 17 June

    Government to Bring Broadband to Rural Areas with Telephone Tax

    To help pay for a government plan that would beef up the UK’s communications infrastructure and bring broadband Internet access to all homes by 2012, a 50p telephone tax will be charged to all landlines each month. The new tax was just of many things discussed in “Digital Britain,” a …

  • 9 June

    According to Survey, Most Businesses Unaware of Upcoming Domain Changes

    In a not-so-surprising turn of events, a recent survey conducted in the UK found that 2/3 of businesses do not know about ICANN’s plan to allow businesses to create new domain extensions next year. The study, conducted by The Future Laboratory, was in no way scientific, and tells us nothing …

  • 4 June

    183 Million Domains Now Registered

    There are now 183 million domains registered on the web, according to The Domain Name Industry Brief (PDF), a quarterly report authored by Versign. Last quarter, domain registrations rose 3%. So far this year, an average of 2.4 million new .com and .net registrations are made each month. These two …

May, 2009

  • 15 May

    UK's Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) reveals some of its victories

    SOCA released an annual report Wednesday that highlights some of their more memorable victories. In collaboration with the FBI, they made 60 arrests in the DarkMarket forum case, an online message forum where cyber criminals trade stolen credit cards and bank accounts. They have since recovered more than 16,000 stolen …

  • 14 May

    Study: Other TLDs Important, .Com Still King

    Domain giant Sedo recently conducted a survey at Internet World 2009. Out of the 100 participants polled, two-thirds said that a site’s domain extension says a lot about its credibility. While 90% of those surveyed own a .com domain, 45% said they use .uk as their main domain. In addition, …