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ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature”

On January 12, ICANN began carrying out its controversial new plan. As WebProNews previously reported, the organization made the historical decision last year to expand the number of generic top-level domain (gTLD) names to an unlimited number. What this means is that the 22 domain name endings, including .com, .org, and others that currently exist could turn into .brand going forward.

By |January 24th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

1 % of the World’s Internet Users use OpenDNS

OpenDNS announced recently that about one percent of the world's internet users now use OpenDNS.This means that more than 18 million users wanted the networks safer ,faster and smarter.

By |March 29th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

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 URL ending (like ‘.com’).

By |March 24th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

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 of all of the domains on the Internet. Instead this information is distributed across many computers."

By |March 23rd, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

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.

By |January 13th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

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%. This means that after 2 years Photon just needs 5.3% more of the shares to finally secure Dark Blue Sea.

By |October 2nd, 2009|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

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 problem is not unique to Africa. It's a problem of all African countries.

By |September 17th, 2009|Recent Domain News|0 Comments