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Two groups are working to set up a .gay top-level Internet domain, with plans for using some of the proceeds for registering sites in that domain to support gay causes, according to an [URL="http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/23/competing-groups-press-for-a-gay-internet-suffix/"]article[/URL] in the [I]New York Times[/I]. While it can cost up to $400,000 to set up a …

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Today the news has come through - some would say it's a good thing, some will be appalled - that the XXX domain has had approval from ICANN, the authority that sets things up. Personally I'm delighted, but not necessarily for the reasons you might think a 45 year old …

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Back in 1976, along with Stanford University professor Martin Hellman, Whit Diffie produced quite possibly the most important paper in the history of cryptography. That paper, New Directions in Cryptography, laid the groundwork for solving one of the fundamental problems of cryptography, that of key distribution. Now Diffie himself is …

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This time last year The Pope was warning the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to not let religion into the domain name system, with the Vatican arguing that suggested domains such as .catholic and .islam would provoke bitter disputes. New generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) have always …

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If the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gets its way, businesses may soon get a [URL="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-domains1308oct13,0,1893293.story"]whole new crop of top-level domain names[/URL] to choose from. Though they'll probably cost around $100,000 to purchase, the chance to own a user- and search-friendly domain will be a no-brainer for …

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So the ICANN people are discussing a major overhaul of the Internet in [URL="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7474889.stm"]Paris today[/URL]. I can't say I'm all that delighted. The thing about the Internet is that it basically works. If you can read this it's because I'm able, from London, to type in [url]www.daniweb.com[/url] and follow the …

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The internet corporation for assigned names and numbers, a non profit group that oversees the assignment of domain names, top level domains, and other addresses, has caved into pressure from “ignoramuses

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