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2012-01-17 03:30:11

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com When the U.S. Congress returns from recess on January 24, both houses are expected to begin rolling up their sleeves to hammer out a final version of two of the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent memory: the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP Act, or PIPA for short) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Yet as the date draws closer, a growing panoply of concerns and...

ICANN Still Going Ahead With New Internet Domain Expansion On Thursday
2012-01-11 11:44:36

Internet domain regulators on Monday quelled fears by several bodies, including the United Nations, that a planned expansion of website addresses could cause severe problems, stating that safeguards for the system had been set in place. The UN, the International Monetary Fund and 26 other organizations and agencies last month wrote the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) asking it to bar addresses like .un or .imf from being scooped up by...

Top Level Domain Names To Be Expanded
2012-01-06 05:38:36

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) who determines who gets to manage the Top Level Domain names - such as .com, .net and others - is planning to accept applications for an increased number of domain name options, according to recent media reports. The Association of National Advertisers and other members of the Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight have lobbied against the plan. The members are worried about the expansion because now they may have...

Universities Scramble To Buy .xxx Domain Names
2011-12-14 06:27:57

Universities across the U.S. are scooping up .xxx website addresses in a bid to secure important addresses and prevent adult content providers from associating themselves with various school trademarks. Two months ago, ICM Registry began giving trademark holders an opportunity to pay $200 per address as a one-time blocking charge to ensure the address would not be used for adult content. The University of Kansas quickly purchased the rights to several addresses, including kansas.xxx and...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.