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Recent Domain News

RF controlled by people, pres, govt having own competences – Medvedev

COPENHAGEN, April 28 (Itar-Tass) – Situation in Russia is controlled by the Russian people, while the president and the government have their domains of competence, visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told journalists on Wednesday.

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Russian trade body aims to fight cybercrime

Russia no safe haven for spammers and cybercriminals Russia is not a safe haven for criminals or spammers, according to a Russian trade association campaigning to tighten up the admitted shortcomings of local cybercrime laws and build international cooperation.

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.TEL IDN Domains to Launch June 15th

Telnic, the operator of the .TEL domain, announced today that the registry will launch IDN domains for .TEL in 16 languages on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. Registrations will be served through accredited registrars on a first come, first served basis starting as of 3pm BST. The languages supported as of the initial launch are Chinese, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. The registry expects to add more languages as it works with the community in order to determine Demand. “If you’re a Jörn, Júlia or Bjørn, or a Chlöe, 李 or Błażej, you will now be able to get your .tel name in your own language, opening up a significant number of names for individuals and businesses to register,” said Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic Limited.  “As your single point of contact, we’re pleased to be able to offer these IDN .tel names so that many more people can get the benefit from being discoverable on the internet with a place they can own and control.” Further information regarding .tel names and IDNs can be found at http://telnic.org

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Bulk Transfer of OOO Russian Registrar and BP Holdings Group Inc. Domains to Name.com LLC

ICANN has authorized a bulk transfer of OOO Russian Registrar’s and BP Holdings Group Inc.’s gTLD domain names to Name.com LLC, due to compliance actions taken by ICANN that resulted in the de-accreditation of two registrars: OOO Russian Registrar and BP Holdings Group Inc.

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Kremlin Wants Cyrillic Web Domains, But Russians Don’t (Arts Journal)

As Russia pushes for “domain names in languages with non-Latin alphabets,” the nation’s people worry “that Cyrillic domains will give rise to a hermetic Russian Web, a sort of cyberghetto, and that the push for Cyrillic amounts to a plot by the security services to restrict access to the Internet.

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Russians Not So Eager to Embrace Cyrillic Domain Names (CircleID)

Clifford J. Levy of the New York Times reports: “[Russian] computer users are worried that Cyrillic domains will give rise to a hermetic Russian Web, a sort of cyberghetto, and that the push for Cyrillic amounts to a plot by the security services to restrict access to the Internet.

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Russia Is Torn Over Push for Use of Cyrillic Web Domains (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MOSCOW — The Kremlin has long been irritated by the way the United States dominates the Internet, all the way down to the ban on using Cyrillic for Web addresses — even kremlin.ru has to be demeaningly rendered in English. The Russian government, as a result, is taking the lead in a landmark shift occurring around the world to allow domain names in languages with non-Latin alphabets.

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