What’s New with the New Top Level Domain Names? (ISEDB)

As many of you will be well aware, last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began the massive process of opening up Top Level Domains (TLDs). This means it would be possible for anyone with enough cash to register their chosen...

Making Sense of DNS (Linux Today)

Begin Linux: "Domain Name Service (DNS) was created in 1983 out of the necessity to convert IP Addresses like 192.168.9.2 to domain names like example.com. DNS is a distributed database, what this means is that no one computer is used to maintain a complete database...

Informatica 9: (r)evolutionary? (IT-Analysis)

Informatica 9 is a major release in every sense of the word. This means that there is too much in it to go into all its details in a short article such as this, so I will concentrate on the high-level things....

Photon to takeover Dark Blue Sea?

Photon Group announced yesterday its intentions to takeover DBS and made an offer of 30 cents a share for 50.1% of the company. Photon currently has a 30.55% interest and Huon Capital have already indicated that they will accept the offer for their 14.25%....

Africa’s liaison to ICANN: Outreach is under way

Anne-Rachel Inne, Africa's regional liaison ICANN was interviewed during the Highway Africa conference in South Africa by Computerworld Kenya. Inne says there are so few African countries participating in ICANN activities because "people don't have the means to go to international meetings", however this...