A digital cold war?

THE International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has always prided itself on being one of the most pragmatic organisations of the United Nations. Engineers, after all, speak a similar language, regardless where they come from. Even during the cold war they managed to overcome their differences and negotiate the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR), a binding global treaty …

Cyrillic Web Domain Ranked World’s Largest

Russia may not be the world champion in terms of computer use or Internet access, but when it comes to non-Latin domains the patriotic .рф is the name to beat. The Cyrillic .рф domain has the most registered users and is the most successful internationalized domain experience to date, according to the 2012 World Report on Internationalised Domain Names Deployment, which the .eu registry EURid and UNESCO released this month. Read …

I Will Win .Africa Because I have friends in High Places: Case of Conflicted Board Members

  When I saw this story headline on DomainNewsAfrica this morning, I was curious to check it out. I recall the spat between DotConnectAfrica(DCA)  and DomainIncite  Kevin  Murphy’s coverage of the story -DotConnectAfrica    disconnected from reality dated July 26, 2012 – “If anyone is going to get the .africa registry contract, it’s the other applicant:  Uniforum, the …