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Leonard Kleinrock On The First Message 50 Years Ago

Three months after the first human set foot on the moon 50 years ago the first simple message between two computers was sent. And it set the foundations to everything that deals with electronic communications, including the domain name system. In a post on the ICANN blog, Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA, […]

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.NZ Looks To Outsourcing Backend Registry

InternetNZ has begun a process of replacing their backend registry, a process they describe as updating “the technology at the heart of the .nz domain name space.” InternetNZ, the designated manager for the .nz ccTLD, is calling for expressions of interest from potential suppliers by 29 November and is planning to replace the registry with […]

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EURid Wins Registry of the Year at 2019 CENTR Awards

The 2019 CENTR Awards were held last week and EURid, the .eu registry, emerged as winner of the 2019 Registry of the Year award, 2 years after they first won the award in 2017. The awards coincided with CENTR’s 20th anniversary celebrations and saw winners from a number of European registries. The Registry of the […]

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Democracy(.com) Is Up For Sale

Many have said something along the lines that “democracy is for sale to the highest bidder”. And now it is. Well, democracy.com is. Heritage Auctions is auctioning the domain name and will go to the highest bidder over $300,000 (plus a 15% buyer’s premium). Bidders must submit a sealed bid by 17:00 (US Eastern Time) […]