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Internationally Recognized Instant Mobilizer from dotMobi Adds New Features and Sales Partners

Designed to help businesses take advantage of the growing mobile Web channel by automatically creating their mobile sites using existing content from their PC-based Web sites, Instant Mobilizer now offers a vCard feature that allows site visitors to save a business' phone and address directly into their contacts. more

Top Online Challenges for Retailers: Cybersquatting and SEM Abuse

In recent MarkMonitor hosted webinar with Internet Retailer, 60% of those polled felt that cybersquatting and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) abuse - two prevalent forms of traffic diversion - were their top concerns, more so than other types of cyber abuse. more

New ICANN Chief on gTLDs

In a recent Washington Post article, Rod Beckstrom, former Director of the National Cyber Security Center and ICANN's newly appointed CEO, provided his initial views on ICANN, and its plans for the launch of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). more

Latest Brandjacking Index Examines How Fraudsters Abuse Financial Brands

MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, today released the company's latest Brandjacking Index that studies how fraudsters are abusing major financial brand names and topical subjects like refinancing or unemployment to lure unsuspecting consumers to questionable websites. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Sydney

In follow up to the last ICANN meetings in Mexico City, CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dynamic Network Services, will be bringing you video blogs and updates from the 35th ICANN meetings in Sydney (21-26 Jun 2009). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. Comments and questions? Please post them below in the comment section of the page. more

Afilias to Provide Technology Powering the .eco New TLD

Today Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced that is has been selected by Big Room Inc. as the registry services provider for its application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for a new .eco domain during the upcoming new top-level domain (new TLD) application process. more

AusRegistry International Announces Implementation of Industry-Leading IDN Registry System

The introduction of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) represents one of the most significant advancements in the history of the internet. A majority of internet users today have a first language other than English and many languages utilise characters not currently available within the DNS. IDNs provide these users with the capability to navigate the internet using their native language scripts. more

A Seemingly Overwhelming Number of Important Documents Released by ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has recently released a number of important documents. This post includes brief synopses of these newly released documents. more

.ORG First Open Top-Level Domain to be Signed with DNSSEC

Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the company behind the .ORG domain name, is the first open generic Top-Level Domain to successfully sign the .ORG zone file with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). To date, the .ORG zone is the largest domain registry to implement the security measure. more

dotMobi Names AutoTrader.mobi as Millionth Site Tested by Acclaimed mobiReady Tool

dotMobi, the company behind the .mobi Internet domain for finding mobile-friendly Web content as well as the mobiForge mobile Web developers forum, today announced that AutoTrader.mobi was the millionth site tested by the mobiReady tool for checking the mobile-readiness of Web content. more