More Indonesian traditional scripts to be registered as IDNs

Indonesia will pursue the addition of six other traditional scripts with the international domain management of Internet Corporation Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) after successfully registering the Hanacaraka Javanese script as an internet domain name (IDN). The Internet Domain Name Management in Indonesia, or PANDI, is currently making preparations for the registration of Sundanese, Balinese, …

afriQloud: Leapfrogging Africa’s innovation agenda with local cloud solutions

Pan-African connectivity provider, BringCom, in partnership with science and technology investor, Imprimatur Capital, and European edge cloud software company, GIG Technology, have together birthed what is to provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty – afriQloud. Today launched in Uganda, afriQloud will provide, at internationally competitive rates, local and foreign customers with an innovative …

ZADNA suspends its CEO Vika Mpisane

The CEO of the .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), Vika Mpisane, has been suspended. ZADNA is a not-for-profit organisation that manages and regulates the .ZA namespace, including domains like co.za, net.za, org.za, and web.za. Motlatjo Ralefatane, the chairperson of ZADNA’s board, confirmed the suspension of the CEO. Reports MyBroadband ZA Sources have stated there are …

Internet Overseer calls for for full DNSSEC deployment following ongoing and significant risk to infrastructure

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the keepers of the web’s address book – has warned that they believe there is “an ongoing and significant risk to key parts of the DNS infrastructure.” according to an announcement on Friday from ICANN, the DNS infrastructure is being targeted by ‘malicious activity.’ DNSSEC …

New research uncovers over 4,000 malware files often marketed as being useful user software

New  EU-wide research project carried out by the EUIPO has uncovered over 4,000 files containing malware or potentially unwanted programmes from more than 1,000 websites suspected of sharing illegally protected content. The 4 000 malicious files originated from approximately 100 individually developed pieces of malware, often marketed as being useful user software, including fake game …

Africa registry launches gateway system for domain names in Africa

Africa Registry, part of the CentralNic Group, announced a new programme from its gateway service RRPproxy to empower domain name vendors, registrars and resellers in Africa. The domains are to be sold using over 1,000 TLDs, and to benefit from a $50 free credit for all new accounts. Africa Registry stated: “African companies selling domain …