Great succes of ru-domains

Written by Hans Peter Oswald

The success of ru-domains The registry of ru-domains reports, thatrepparttar number of domain names registered in Russia's national domain,repparttar 108274 ru-domains, has increased 19.82% inrepparttar 108275 first half of 2004 to 256.356 ru-domains. Ru-Center compares this withrepparttar 108276 growth of 2003, which was 16.02% forrepparttar 108277 first half of 2003. The increase among ru-domains in Russia is coincident withrepparttar 108278 rising numbers of Russian Internet users. Ru-Center explains, thatrepparttar 108279 weekly users numbered 5.9 million June 2004 , 1.4 million more than one year earlier. The number of Russian Internet users is expanding 30% a year.

Liberalization of in-domains

Written by Hans-Peter Oswald

Communications and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran has -as Hindustan Times reports-some advice for Indian patriots: use in-domains for Websites and e-mail IDs to popularise Indian identity inrepparttar world.

With India emerging as a global "labor" for IT, Indian companies should changerepparttar 108273 domain names of their Websites and e-mail IDs to in-domains, just like other countries.

"In every part ofrepparttar 108274 world,repparttar 108275 practice has been to userepparttar 108276 short form ofrepparttar 108277 respective countries atrepparttar 108278 end ofrepparttar 108279 domain names by companies and individuals,"repparttar 108280 minister said during his first speech as IT Minister.

"During my trips abroad, I have always noticed that people have their e-mail IDs withrepparttar 108281 initials of their country inrepparttar 108282 end. For instance, in Britain,repparttar 108283 Websites or e-mail IDs have atrepparttar 108284 end, in Singapore it is, in Japan it is .jp, in Hong Kong it is .hk and even in Pakistan they have But in India, we are still reluctant to use or .in. Why this hesitation?", Dayanidhi Maran has asked in an interview.

Thereforerepparttar 108285 minister has been urging upon Indian captains of industry, heads of organisations and individuals to switch over to use in-domains in order to indicate that their website or e-mail ID originates from India.

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