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Is Cloud Computing Just Hype?

Forbes published an interesting article today about how while there are some benefits to cloud computing, the new technology has some fatal disadvantages that will prevent it from reaching mainstream adoption. First off, the use of cloud computing would involve transferring more data across the Internet. Given that Internet providers …

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New Website Pushes for IPv6 Adoption

European IP registry RIPE NCC launched a new site today encouraging providers to switch to IPv6. Called IPv6 Act Now, the website warns of IPv4 address depletion: Right now, 88% of all IPv4 addresses have been allocated, and it is widely accepted that we will run out entirely by 2011. …

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ICANN's New gTLD Program Delayed

Citing “community concerns on particular aspects of the program,” ICANN has announced that it will not take applications for its new gTLD program until next year. The program, which was supposed to start accepting applications later this year, would let organizations and businesses create their own generic top-level-domains (gTLDs). Guidelines …

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Nigeria Attains Full Control of .ng ccTLD

After a long process, Nigeria has now gained full local management of the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) .ng, representing Nigeria. On May 13, Versign performed the root server changes, approved by ICANN, that effectively turned over control of the ccTLD to the Internet Registration Association of Nigeria (NIRA). …

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