.РФ, Russia’s IDN ccTLD, Receives Over 200,000 Registrations In ‘Opening Hours’

Posted on | November 11, 2010 | 1 Comment

Russia’s official IDN for ‘.ru’ (or in this case, RF) .РФ has been golden in its opening hours to the public receiving more than 200,000 registrations.

http://cctld.ru/ru/press_center/news/news_detail.php?ID=967

A very impressive start for something that many people have questioned.

The domain name рф (romanized as rf[2]) is the internationalized country code top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet for the Russian Federation. In the Domain Name System it has the ASCII DNS name xn--p1ai. The domain accepts only Cyrillic subdomain applications, and is the first Cyrillic implementation of the Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) system. The domain became operational on May 13, 2010.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.рф

Also worth noting that рф.com was sold earlier this year for $60,000 to an anonymous buyer.

GoDaddy November 2010 Coupon Codes – Domains, Hosting and More.

Posted on | November 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

Found some GoDaddy coupon codes for November 2010 and decided to at least attempt to get some blog posts going while I start freeing a up a bit:

HHR10 = $7.49 .com’s

HHR9 = $5 off $30 or more

HHR8 = 10% off any order

HHR20H1 = 20% off hosting package(s) minimum of 1 year purchase

HHRSSL = $12.99 ssl standard certificate ( $30 off regular price )

Google Sues US Govt For Favoring Microsoft Over Google Apps

Posted on | November 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (DOW JONES)–Google Inc. (GOOG) is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior, alleging the agency inappropriately wrote procurement requirements for a messaging contract to favor Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) over its own Google Apps.

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101101-715219.html

http://thenextweb.com/google/2010/11/01/google-suing-the-usa-because-it-feels-google-apps-dont-get-a-fair-shake/

Canon to begin acquisition of the “.canon” Top-Level Domain name

Posted on | May 15, 2010 | 7 Comments

http://www.canon.com/news/2010/mar16e.html

TOKYO, March 16, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today that it will begin the acquisition process for the top-level domain name “.canon,” based on the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registration system.

The non-profit organization ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which maintains and regulates the Internet’s addressing system, has rigorously evaluated the current gTLD string of characters’ societal value, utilization purpose, and use in an organization’s operations. At its International Public Meeting held in June 2008, however, ICANN approved the relaxation and liberalization of the new gTLD system adoption rules. Following this meeting, a number of disputes arose surrounding whether the entry procedures were fair and adequate, and it was expected that the new gTLD system would commence registration application within 2010 at the earliest. The new gTLD system is expected to allow a company name, brand name, geographic region, or service type to be used as a gTLD within website and e-mail addresses.

Along with its expanding global business activities, Canon will continue to provide online information and services to its users, consumers, and other stakeholders, across the world’s countries and regions. With the adoption of the new gTLD system, which enables the direct utilization of the Canon brand, Canon hopes to globally integrate open communication policies that are intuitive and easier to remember compared with existing domain names such as “canon.com.” Canon has made the official decision to begin necessary procedures to acquire “.canon” upon the introduction of the new system. Following approval for the new gTLD system, which is expected to take place after the latter half of 2011, Canon will make full use of the new domain name to increase the convenience and effectiveness of its online communications.

About Top Level Domain (TLD) and gTLD

A Top Level Domain is the string of characters located in the right-most side of a domain name, and represents the “source” within the hierarchal structure of a domain name. There are two types of TLDs: gTLD (generic Top Level Domain), based on usage application or sector, such as “.com,” and ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain), based on country or region, such as “.jp.”

Google to end China censorship after e-mail breach

Posted on | January 12, 2010 | 18 Comments

Google want’s to end censorship of its Google.cn after some hack attempts were found on the e-mails of some Chinese human activists. With the possibility of leaving operations in China due to these reasons, they do in fact go back to their “Do no evil” motto, which I find refreshing, especially after us not getting any of that evidence for a while now.

Reported on Yahoo News

A New Approach on China – from the Google Blog:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approach-to-china.html

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