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Is mass web confusion on the horizon?

As ICANN’s expansion of the gTLD landscape grows closer, many bloggers and tech analysts are speculating mass confusion with ensue, that people will not distinguish .food from .eat domains. Some worry that the default .com for businesses will fall by the wayside and make it difficult for users to find …

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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 …

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PIR advocates to keep registries and registrars separate

The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization responsible for the management of .ORG top-level domains (TLD), is raising its voice to advocate registry-registrar separation. The organization is concerned that ICANN is moving toward removing restrictions that prevent a registry, responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and management of a Top-level …

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Columbia to Bring .Co TLD to World

Weekly Video: Are you ready for the .co Revolution? from Domainvestor on Vimeo. When there was talk nearly a decade ago in 2000 about marketing Columbia’s .co TLD to the world, the state’s government turned the idea down. Many countries have made their domain extensions available in more developed countries …

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Net Craft Releases Web Survey Results

Internet services company Netcraft released its monthly web server survey yesterday, aptly titled June 2009 Web Server Survey. The survey monitored some 238,027,855 sites over the last month. It tracked a wide variety of things, including server platform market share and the number of websites hosted by these servers, which …

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