Invitation to Tender for Architect of the Software Systems for Internet Domain Name Registration
RNIDS is seeking experienced software designer to bid to design the software systems for registration of internet domain names.
Task will include:
• Perform functional analysis of the software solution currently used by the RNIDS
• Design of the software system for domain registration considering the results of the functional analysis, best practice and adopted requirements for the improvement of the current application for domain registration, as well as business demands of the RNIDS.
• In the cooperation with the RNIDS, prepare tender documents and project tasks for the selection of the contractor for development and/or implementation of the program solution for internet domain name registration
• Supervise and validate development and/or implementation of the software solution for internet domain name registration
Proposals must be submitted before 16:00 Central European Time on 24 August 2012 for consideration, and must include all required information.
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.eu features cycling entrepreneur in airport adverts
EURid is putting the .eu Internet extension in front of
European air travellers this summer by running an advertising campaign at four
airports. The adverts at Brussels, Copenhagen, Milan Linate and Munich airports
feature sports entrepreneur and former cycling world champion, Mario Cipollini.
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Celebrating 25 years of .CA
CIRA is celebrating
.CA’s pivotal role in bringing Canadians together online and building Canada’s
digital brand abroad. In 1987, responsibility for the .CA domain was assigned
to John Demco at the University of British Columbia (UBC) by Jon Postel,
operator of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The first eight .CA
domain names were registered on January 12, 1988, with the very first one
claimed by the University of Prince Edward Island.
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IDN Success in Italy
Starting on 11 July dot .it domains got their accents and also started speaking French and German. Nearly eight thousand IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) were registered in just four hours - an incredible success! In the first five minutes 19,000 requests were handled, which led to the registration of 1,737 names, allocated on a "first come first served" basis. The growth has been exponential right from the start: after 30 minutes 2,620 domains had already been registered, and after an hour 3,000 domains (with a total of 92,362 requests received).
The first dot it IDN name - perché.it - was registered after just 3 seconds, then 5 seconds later perchè.it - i.e with the accent the other way round, and thus incorrect, was also registered. The second name to be registered was più.it, followed by casinò.it . Among the first hundred names were the most common words like papà, caffè and società, but also words that in normal written Italian don’t actually have accents - agentì, pizzà and ìtalià. And then there are the city or country names written in the original language e.g. österreich.it and köln.it.
The numbers speak for themselves, but this is only the beginning: with the extended character set it is now possible to register not just new names with accents, but also the corresponding translations into, for example French and German, of names already registered in Italian (for example, ragazzo.it can become garçon.it, or strasburgo.it can become straßburg.it).
The Italian Registry’s system worked to perfection, supporting the enormous number of requests received.
The success was made possible by the introduction of the synchronous registration system in September 2009 that allows the management of a large number of registrations in real time.
PIR Hits 10 Million .ORG Domain Registrations
The Public Interest Registry (PIR) has reached a major milestone with the registration of its 10 millionth .ORG domain name: JADFORUM.ORG, which was registered on June 24, 2012 with Go Daddy. The domain name was registered by the Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin Forum (JAD), an organization dedicated to advancing the sustainable and regional development of the Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin watershed shared by Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.
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DNS Changer malware in Switzerland - SWITCH offers online check.
"DNS Changer" is the name of the malware that has infected PCs here in Switzerland too. On the affected PCs, the DNS system has been changed in such a way that the user is diverted to other websites without noticing it. In November 2011, the American FBI was able to arrest the fraudsters and replace the DNS servers used by the criminals by correctly operating servers. These servers are being definitively switched off on 9 July 2012, however. As a result, infected computers will no longer have access to the Internet.
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AFNIC continues as the registry for the .fr TLD
In an Order, Ms Fleur Pellerin, Junior Minister for the Digital Economy, appointed Afnic as the registry for the .fr TLD for a new five year term.
The decision came after a call for applications issued on 22 March 2012, complying with the new legislative framework for domain names implemented in 2011.
"This decision honours and rewards the quality of the work performed by AFNIC teams, and above all vouches for our main responsibility, which is to provide a safe and stable service fostering the development of innovation and designed to meet the needs of all French stakeholders," said Jean-Pierre Dardayrol".Go to Full Article
ICANN44 Report Available
The report covers the sessions of the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC.