1. Afternic Adds US.COM, EU.COM, Other CentralNic Domain Name Extensions
to Site Afternic announced that it has begun listing domain name extensions
of the global registry, CentralNic, some of which include US.COM, UK.COM,
EU.COM and 17 other country-specific domains. In addition, CentralNic
CEO, Dan Schindler commented that his firm is seeing an increased interest
in the aftermarket.
2. Hacker Threatens to Take Down Olympics Computers A would-be hacker
was being investigated by police Monday after threatening to attack
the internal computer network of the Turin Olympics organizing committee.
The man - a technical consultant for the TOROC committee - illicitly
gained access to off-limits sections of the network, police officer
Fabiola Silvestri said.
3. VeriSign, Inc. announced the launch of VeriSign® Identity Protection
(VIP), a solution that will help provide identity protection for consumers
who conduct business online. VIP is supported by several leading online
companies, including PayPal, eBay and Yahoo!.
4. Internet portal Yahoo! signed a 10-year, $6.23 million deal to open
a data center in Wenatchee, the company said Thursday. It will lease
45,000 square feet of space in the four-story Confluence Technology
5. Google, Lenovo and Sun Microsystems have pledged their support for
a new initiative aimed at fighting spyware, malware and deceptive adware.
The Neighbourhood Watch-style campaign is being led by Harvard Law School's
Berkman Center for Internet & Society in the US, and Oxford University's
Oxford Internet Institute in the UK. The effort aims to provide clear
and objective information about downloadable applications so that consumers
can make informed choices about what they download onto their systems.