uk: Net safety ‘should be compulsory’
Internet safety and how to avoid online paedophiles should be part of the national curriculum, a leading academic has said.
Singaporeans really at home on the Web
The Internet has become a way of life in Singapore, with nine out of 10 people preferring to use e-mail to communicate with each other than resort to different means, said government data published in the Sunday Times.
tw: Local Internet penetration increasing
Taiwan’s Internet penetration rate stood at 65.07 percent last month, with the number of Internet users increasing by 1,476 compared with the figure six months earlier, according to the results of a survey released recently by the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
uk: ‘Fewer young people’ watching TV
Fewer young people are watching television, according to a report by the media watchdog Ofcom.
Groups campaign against ‘premium’ e-mail
A coalition of nonprofit and public interest groups in the United States is beginning a campaign to protest plans by America Online and Yahoo, which each offer e-mail services, to charge high-volume senders of e-mail fees to guarantee preferred delivery of their messages.http://iht.com/articles/2006/02/28/business/ttk.php
Sponsored TLD Unnecessary? Ron Andruff Responds to Forrester Research
A recent report released by Forrester Research last week has put the .travel sponsored top-level domain under the microscope — calling the sTLD “Nice, But Not Necessary”. Although this 4-page report (sold for US$49.00) has singled out the .travel domain, its critical arguments might very well apply to the nature of most sponsored top-level domains currently in existence — or under review: ‘.mobi’, ‘.jobs’, ‘.museum’, ‘.coop’, ‘.xxx’ and others. CircleID has invited Ron Andruff, President and CEO of Tralliance, the registry for .travel, to respond to arguments made in this report.
IANA Up For Grabs?
The US government wants to hear from organizations interested in running some of the internet’s key resources, including the master lists of IP address space and domain names.
uk: Nominet readies itself for next decade
Two leading figures in the UK’s internet registry make their cases for Nominet’s change and growth to Kieren McCarthy
ICANN, At the Crossroads by Bret Fausett
Several things are coming together in the next few months that place ICANN squarely at a crossroads. Will ICANN approve the proposed Verisign agreement? What will the courts say about ICANN’s authority over those with which it has contracts? Will ICANN approve a new .XXX top-level domain? What changes will ICANN make in the role of the Government Advisory Committee to appease governments? Will the IGF look to have a role in ICANN oversight? What will happen when ICANN’s current Memorandum of Understanding with the United States expires in September, 2006? The questions all revolve around a single axis: is ICANN the right organization for the coordination and regulatory task it has been assigned?
Domain names as mobile phone numbers
Learn how you can take the Domain Name System (DNS), which is used primarily on the Internet, and implement it in mobile phones. Find out what DNS is all about, how mobile phones actually work behind the scenes, and how a domain name can simplify how you contact a mobile user.