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Day of national unity for the whole day reduced the already short working week. Holidays, I must say, generally relax great – maybe that is why the flow of news from the birthplaces has become shallower. However, this does not mean that there were no events at all.
At first – about the big and useful not for inhabitants of separate areas, but the whole countries. The Russian telecommunications operator Synterra and the Latvian company Lattelesom have announced the start of construction of a cross-border connection of their backbone networks.
The joint channel will allow the exchange of traffic between countries directly, and not through channels organized through Estonia or other countries. The connection of Latteleсom and Synterra telecommunications infrastructures will be located on the Latvian-Russian border. Each side will build its network section to the border. The capacity of the connection will be 2.5 Gbit / s, and in early 2008 it is planned to expand it to 10 Gbit / s. The line will be put into commercial operation in the second quarter of 2007.
So now we should expect to return to the stores of Latvian sprats. With such a width of the channel should not arise even thoughts about a quarrel between good neighbors.
And the international corporation ICANN, which manages the Internet address space, presented a schedule for advancing the implementation of multilingual domains (IDNs).
It is assumed that the technical tests will be conducted in two stages. First of all, there will be laboratory tests aimed at investigating the correctness of rezolving, the maximum and minimum length of a domain name containing the characters of the national alphabet, etc. The second stage of technical tests on the live root zone file includes changes to the root DNS servers. In addition, it is planned to assess the performance of browsers and other applications.
All information regarding laboratory tests is available for public comment on the ICANN website.
In addition, in the near future ICANN will have to solve a number of so-called political issues. In particular, make changes to the rules of delegation of new shared domains (gTLDs), identify end IDNs for national domains, agree on a list of characters used in multilingual domains, clarify possible disputes about who has rights to IDN top-level domains.
Earlier this year, ICANN already distributed an official statement, which emphasized the need for the development of multilingual Internet, in particular, the introduction of domains with symbols of national alphabets. This is an important step in realizing the potential of the Internet to preserve it as a global communication platform, according to Ru-Center.
In general, haste will not lead to anything good. However, the story of multilingual domains has been going on for more than a year, and all these several years can only be heard that “you should not hurry”. Soon the enthusiasm will pass, and the idea may wither.
A small oddity happened a few days ago in the USA. Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, which specializes in the sale and purchase of old pipes, recently demanded through a popular YouTube video service to either change the domain name or pay for hosting their website utube.com, which is consonant with the youtube.com video service domain.
As a result of users’ heightened attention to YouTube, representatives of Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment had to change hosting several times and spread round sums of traffic. At the same time, however, in the lawsuit “pipe vendors” did not indicate the exact amount of damage that was caused to the company by video service.
For the first time, representatives of Universal Tube, owners of an Internet resource under the domain name utube.com, ran into problems in August 2006, when the site was visited 68 million times during the month. Thus, the Universal Tube online office suddenly became one of the most visited.
Universal Tube was established in 1985. Its annual turnover is 12 million dollars. YouTube video service was created only in 2004, but in two years of its existence it has become one of the most popular resources on the web.
And the latest domain news for today tells us that Microsoft has received ICANN accreditation for domain registration activities. Now the software giant has the right to register domains for its customers directly in the registries of public domain.
The corporation has previously registered domains, but it did so under a partnership agreement with the Australian registrar Melbourne IT.
Microsoft says that accreditation with ICANN is necessary for a corporation to implement its latest online initiative, an environment for online software combined with the Live trademark.
At present, it is not yet known how Microsoft will continue to cooperate with Melbourne IT, and whether the corporation will register domains for end customers.