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XXX Domains Going On Sale To The Public Today
2011-12-06 13:42:22

The new controversial domain for porn sites ".xxx" went on sale Tuesday, and over 100,000 websites are expected to go live with it. The suffix was approved by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) last year as a "top-level domain" address.  They say that the idea is to more safely organize content that has become common on the Web. "The Internet is home to a wealth of content, suitable for a wide range of ages and values," reads a statement on the website of...

2011-11-14 13:15:00

Internet and digital service provider comparison site Broadband Expert (http://www.broadbandexpert.com) has announced its official launch in the US of its widely popular consumer-friendly broadband comparison-shopping site. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Internet and digital service provider comparison site Broadband Expert (http://www.broadbandexpert.com) has announced its official launch in the US of its widely popular consumer-friendly broadband comparison-shopping site. Broadband...

Low-Income Families Merge Onto Internet With Help From Cable Companies
2011-11-09 09:51:39

An initiative, called Connect to Compete, from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will attempt to offer affordable broadband internet access into the homes of low-income Americans, Jasmin Melvin of Reuters is reporting. Approximately 100 million Americans do not currently have high-speed internet access in their homes, due primarily to the cost of such service which can be prohibitive for many households. Families who are currently enrolled for free or low-cost school lunches...

ICANN Assumes Control Of Time Zone Database
2011-10-17 05:01:52

The online database used to keep track of time zones worldwide has found a new home, approximately one week after it was suddenly removed from an American government server in the wake of a federal copyright infringement lawsuit, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Sunday. Control of the Time Zone Database, which allows individual computer users to automatically set their clocks by selecting a city, has been assumed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)....

2011-10-10 14:30:00

Rod Beckstrom Tells Dubai Conference that Potential Applicants Also Need to Know of Challenges and Risks Dubai, U.A.E (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domain Program offers significant opportunities for Middle Eastern organizations to expand their online presence, according to Rod Beckstrom, CEO and President of ICANN. He stressed the benefits and challenges of the new domains for the Middle East, and cited the region's technological know-how as a factor that would...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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