Tag Results for DNS (6)

  1. .Tel Me What I'm Missing

    I'm bewildered by all the buzz surrounding the Internetâ''s new â''.telâ'' top-level domain. This new entity, sponsored by London-based Telnic, is intended to be a global repository of contact information for individuals and businesses. The twist here is that this information will be encoded into DNS (Domain Name System) records, allowing it to be distributed to the 12 million or so name servers around the world. When folks look me upâ''perhaps as BewilderedDave.telâ''the DNS will not direct them to a Website, as it typically does. Rather, they will access my contact information directly from the records that are returned …

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  2. A Tear in the Internet Big Enough to Drive a Pushpin Through

    The weekly public radio program â''On The Mediaâ'' had another great show last Saturday, as usual, except for its story on the Internetâ''s domain name system. The occasion was nominally the grudging acceptance by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, of new top-level domains for non-Roman alphabets, specifically Chinese and Cyrillic ones. In reality, the OTM story was inspired by a confused story in the UK paper The Guardian, â''Kremlin eyes internet control ...,â'' back on 3 January. On the Media presented a single â''expert,â'' Tim Wu, who is a lawyer and academician, not a …

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