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THNIC & APNG holds there 10th Camp

THNICTHNIC is happy to launch there new website all.in.th, which consist of all about domain’s things such as Web Directory, Statistic Domain, and also include latest news in the internet field. They hope it will be the e-place to exchange knowledge between all Thais.
Besides, at the beginning of the year, THNIC be a part of supporting the thought expression of all Thais on cyberspace. If you want to have your own weblog or diary. They have suggested you will be able to obtain a free .in.th domain name.
Continue reading THNIC & APNG holds there 10th Camp

THNIC & APNG holds there 10th Camp

THNICTHNIC is happy to launch there new website all.in.th, which consist of all about domain’s things such as Web Directory, Statistic Domain, and also include latest news in the internet field. They hope it will be the e-place to exchange knowledge between all Thais.

Besides, at the beginning of the year, THNIC be a part of supporting the thought expression of all Thais on cyberspace. If you want to have your own weblog or diary. They have suggested you will be able to obtain a free .in.th domain name.

As THNIC’s has offered scholarship awards with covering coasts and expenses for Thai National to join the 10th APNG Camp. This year, the camp will be held under the topic “APNG-ICT vision from, by, and for Next Generation” at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) during August 11-15, 2008. You can find the scholarship winners at :

http://www.thnic.co.th/10thAPNG.php

Further information : http://www.thnic.co.th/enews/021/021en.html

The camp will be held on 11th – 15th of August.

Intellectual property rights in cyberspace

Protecting your company with a trade mark gives the owner a title to claim of a “company name”. This works in the domain name industry as well, a trade mark will in most cases cover the owner in obtaining a domain name. A few registry’s will not allow a client to obtain a domain without a trade mark. Reading through IBLS new article covers intellectual property and what rights a owner with a trade mark has.

The United States (“US”) Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) prohibits the registration of a domain name with the intent to deceive consumers. Political speech even if not agreed with is an important feature of the First Amendment of the Constitution. Speech however that impacts the use of a trademark and would cause consumer confusion and a dilution of the trademark rights of a company and their goodwill is not permitted. The following cases demonstrate that this type of behavior will not be tolerated even if the speech is important to the advancement of ideas.

Trademarks are defined in the US Lanham Act § 45 (15 U.S.C. Section 1127). They are defined as “any word, name, symbol, or device or any combination thereof (1) used by a person or (2) which a person has a bone fide intention to use in commerce and applies to register on the principal register.” Trademarks serve to identify and distinguish the goods including “a unique product, and from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of goods, even if that source is unknown.” Trademarks must either be used in commerce or the applicant must have a bona fide intent to use them in commerce.

Further Information : http://www.ibls.com/internet_law_news_portal_view.aspx?s=articles&id=84B96726-D419-4ECE-8A8B-80DD970D0F85

Encouraging news for CEOs – 82% think they're less important than a good web address…

Encouraging news for CEOs – 82% of companies think they’re less important than a good web address…

According to a survey by web specialists Sedo, four-fifths of respondents said that losing their domain name would be more damaging than losing their CEO – while 72% said getting the right online address in the first place was more important than getting the right office or even the right staff. Sounds like the kind of attitude that all those failed dotcoms had at the start of the decade…
On the other hand, it’s true that companies are now desperate to get their hands on memorable addresses – as shown by the huge sums paid for exclusive domain names like vodka.com and sex.com whenever they come onto the market. As we do more and more of our shopping, socialising and information-gathering online, companies with a prominent web presence have a big head-start on the competition. Continue reading Encouraging news for CEOs – 82% think they're less important than a good web address…

Encouraging news for CEOs – 82% think they’re less important than a good web address…

Encouraging news for CEOs – 82% of companies think they’re less important than a good web address…

According to a survey by web specialists Sedo, four-fifths of respondents said that losing their domain name would be more damaging than losing their CEO – while 72% said getting the right online address in the first place was more important than getting the right office or even the right staff. Sounds like the kind of attitude that all those failed dotcoms had at the start of the decade…

On the other hand, it’s true that companies are now desperate to get their hands on memorable addresses – as shown by the huge sums paid for exclusive domain names like vodka.com and sex.com whenever they come onto the market. As we do more and more of our shopping, socialising and information-gathering online, companies with a prominent web presence have a big head-start on the competition.

 

 

Equally, if your online address is one letter removed from some depraved pornography site, you might end up scaring off a few potential clients or customers. ‘An unsuitable domain name strategy can spell the end for a start-up or growing business,’ says Sedo’s Nora Nanayakkara. ‘We’ve seen companies flounder purely on account of having an inappropriate web address.’

So should CEOs be worried that they’ve sunk so far in the estimation of the workforce? Well, we should probably throw in a few caveats here. Sedo’s business is selling domain names, so it’s not exactly a disinterested witness. What’s more, the survey was carried out at the Internet World show in London – and it seems likely that any company that attends a conference like this is (by definition) likely to be quite preoccupied with their online presence…

On the other hand, maybe this disdain is linked to some findings by Maxxim Consulting about the typical FTSE350 head office. You might think this was the strategic nerve centre of the organisation – but according to Maxxim, in most cases more than 50% of head office staff are working solely on compliance. And even more alarmingly, only 20% of CEOs actually knew either how many people worked in their head office, or how much it cost to run. Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, does it?

Full Article at http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/channel/Leadership/news/811497/master-domain/

100,000th dot.ie For World's Second Safest Domain

The IE Domain Registry, the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address dot.ie today announced that the number of dot.ie domain name registrations in Ireland had passed the 100,000 mark.
Internet community leaders, dot.ie resellers, business and consumer groups gathered in Dublin last night to celebrate this significant achievement for Ireland’s top level domain. This milestone figure indicates new levels of growth and e-commerce activity amongst Ireland’s growing online population. Continue reading 100,000th dot.ie For World's Second Safest Domain

100,000th dot.ie For World’s Second Safest Domain

The IE Domain Registry, the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address dot.ie today announced that the number of dot.ie domain name registrations in Ireland had passed the 100,000 mark.

Internet community leaders, dot.ie resellers, business and consumer groups gathered in Dublin last night to celebrate this significant achievement for Ireland’s top level domain. This milestone figure indicates new levels of growth and e-commerce activity amongst Ireland’s growing online population.

 


The surge in demand for dot.ie over the past twelve months can be attributed to three key factors. In April 2007 the local namespace was ranked the second safest country code domain name in the world by the 2007 McAfee Site Advisor Report, making it an attractive choice for businesses seeking a secure online trading environment. Secondly, a relaxation of the rules for registering personal dot.ie domains followed in October 2007, when almost 3,900 dot.ie domain name registrations were recorded the following month. The upward trend looks set to continue into 2008. The first four months of this year show the IE Domain Registry averaging over 3,000 dot.ie domain registrations per month, a record quarter for the Registry. Thirdly, the cost of registering or renewing a dot.ie domain fell further when a 5.8% price cut was announced in January 2008; the fifth consecutive price cut by the IE Domain Registry in as many years.

To continue and read the complete article, please goto at http://www.irishdev.com/NewsArticle.aspx?id=6629


Open Source DNS server

A group of experts has released an open-source alternative to the BIND DNS server software that boasts higher performance and better security.

The new DNS server — dubbed Unbound 1.0VeriSign logo

Unbound is a recursive DNS server, which is used by ISPs and enterprises to support DNS look-ups by users. DNS is the feature of the Internet that matches domain names with IP addresses, and it is used for Web browsing, e-mail, and Internet-based telephony.

Unbound was released Tuesday to open-source developers by NLnet Labs, VeriSign, Nominet and Kirei. NLnet Labs, a nonprofit research firm based in The Netherlands, will provide ongoing support for the software.

From its first prototype in 2004, Unbound was designed to be a faster, more secure replacement for BIND. Unbound supports DNS security extensions ( DNSSEC ), which authenticate DNS lookups but are not yet widely deployed because they rely on a public key infrastructure.

“One of the main advantages is that it’s high performing. We designed it from the beginning to be fast,” says Matt Larson, director of DNS research with VeriSign. “We also designed it from the beginning to support DNSSEC. Other DNS servers had to bolt that on, but we were able to start fresh.”

Further Information : http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/05/20/New-open-source-DNS-server-released_1.html

.COM still the most attractive domain name

A top-level domain (TLD) is the final part of a domain name — the letters that come after the dot. The most famous is .com, but there are others — .net, .org, .tv and .us, for example. But none holds as much allure as the .com extension.
As of May 2008, there were 76,007,285 active and registered .com domain names. This compares to 11,397,594 .net names, 6,772,308 .org names, 5,037,335 .info names, 1,968,760 .biz names, and 1,412,141 .us names.

There are a number of factors that have given the .com domain name its leadership spot among the top-level domains. One issue, of course, is that it was one of the first domain name extensions available (along with .net, .gov and .edu). Other extensions were added later, including .aero, .biz, .coop, .info, .museum, .name, .pro (Nov. 2000), and .mobi (2005). The .tv extension has existed since 1996 as a country code for Tuvalu. In 2000, the country struck a deal to make the extension widely available to people outside of the country, and in 2006, .tv was first widely marketed as an extension for the entertainment industry. So .com had a pretty significant head start.

Further Information : http://www.pcworld.ca/news/column/027f35ce0a01040801a6601c98929f81/pg0.htm

ICANN plans to launch new algorithm

ICANN logoA computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed an algorithm designed to help create new top-level internet domains.

As new domains are added to the familiar .com, .info and .net, the algorithm checks whether the newly proposed name is confusingly similar to existing ones by looking for visual likenesses in its appearance.

Having visually distinct top-level domain names may help avoid confusion in navigating the ever-expanding internet.

It may also help to combat fraud by reducing the potential to create malicious lookalikes, such as .c0m with a zero instead of .com, according to developer Paul E. Black.

Black’s algorithm compares a proposed generic top-level domain (gTLD) with other TLDs and generates a score based on their visual similarities. For example, the .c0m scores an 88 per cent visual similarity with .com.

Further Information  : http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2216935/algorithm-aims-domain-name