The 2008 publication of the Macau Information and Communications Technology Survey which was released this week showed that the internet penetration rate has increased sharply, but experts said local internet resources were still weak.
Published by the University of Macau's (UM) Macau Internet Research Project, the survey reported that as of the end of 2007, the local penetration rate of internet reached 64 percent in which the "digital divide index" continued on the fall from 0.32 in 2006 to 0.28...
Request For Information: ICANN Seeks Expressions of Interest from Registrars to Receive Bulk Transfer of Names from De-Accredited Registrar #1 Domain Names International, Inc. dba 1dni.com
As the result of the de-accreditation of #1 Domain Names International, Inc. dba 1dni.com (IANA ID 101), ICANN is seeking Statements of Interest from ICANN-accredited registrars that are interested in assuming sponsorship of the gTLD names that had been managed by #1 Domain Names International, Inc. dba 1dni.com....
ICANN's Contractual Compliance Department publishes its second semi-annual Registrar and Registry Contractual Compliance Audit Report. This report summarizes ICANN's audit activities from October 2007 through June 2008. During this period, ICANN conducted three registrar contractual compliance audits and one registry contractual compliance audit. ICANN conducted each audit by following consistent audit procedures established before each audit commenced. This report contains details regarding the audit...
There has been a lot of interest in the international media regarding the International Olympic Committee's disclosure "that some of its officials had struck a deal with Beijing organisers, allowing the Communist authorities to block sensitive internet sites" as reported by The Times. 5725
There has been a lot of interest in the international media regarding the International Olympic Committee's disclosure "that some of its officials had struck a deal with Beijing organisers, allowing the Communist authorities to block sensitive internet sites" as reported by The Times. 1612
Having a domain name which has been penalised or delisted by search engines in the past can damage rankings, an article has revealed.
Talking to Practical Ecommerce, Chris Stump from Onlyhammocks.com revealed that despite months of search engine optimisation just a few of his hundreds of pages had been indexed by Yahoo!, Google and MSN, and those were appearing well down in search rankings.
A report from Google has counted there are more than one trillion unique URLs, as opposed to domain names, reports IDG. Google openly admit they do not index every one of these pages "many of them are similar to each other, or represent auto-generated content ... that isn't very useful to searchers," wrote Jesse Alpert and Nissan Hajaj, software engineers in Google's Web Search Infrastructure Team. 5724
ICANN is posting the summary [PDF, 85K] and final report [PDF, 561K] of the Independent Review of the ALAC submitted by Westlake Consulting. These documents will be available shortly in multiple languages.
ICANN is seeking public comment on the report. Details on the public comment forum can be found here. 5723