October 17, 2014 |
Dot-restaurant will debut next month, following on the heels of dot-city, dot-organic, dot-rich, and even - dare we say it? - dot-WTF. So before you suddenly notice how the digital landscape has shifted and utter that bemused (and unprintable) expression yourself, here's an update on what's happening. Yes, there's an Internet land rush underway, pretty much as predicted when the Net's overseers decided three years ago to allow a huge expansion of "generic top-level domains. " The result?
June 1, 2013 |
MOSCOW - The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online, an "e-vil empire" is thriving. Security experts say the ".su" Internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has turned into a haven for hackers, who have flocked to the defunct superpower's domain space to send spam and steal money. Capitalist concerns rather than communist nostalgia explain the move. "I don't think that this is really a political thing," Oren David, a manager at security firm RSA's antifraud unit, said.
February 26, 2013
ALLYSON SCHWARTZ used to be known as "Sen. Scarf. " This was during her days in the state Senate, where she served 14 years, and - as you likely figured out - almost always wore a scarf. These days, during her fifth term in Congress, she's wearing something else: a change of heart for a chance to make history. In November, even December, Schwartz seemed certain that she wouldn't challenge Tom Corbett for governor. Now she seems certain that she will. "It is my intention," she tells me, to give up her House seat and take on T.C. Why the change?
June 30, 2011 |
Stand aside, dot-com, king of the Web's early years. The realm of top-level domains, fiefdoms that also include dot-net, dot-edu, dot-org, and dot-gov, is about to get much more populous. The dramatic rise in the number of new fiefdoms won't begin until 2013. But as the landscape starts to take shape in the coming months, you can expect some fascinating battles for brand-new turf - potentially valuable property created from whole cloth by the nonprofit corporation that oversees the Internet's naming system.
February 26, 2007 |
Jim Broomell thinks Cherry Hill Dodge sucks. At least that's what the magnetic signs he stuck to his vehicle say. Charles Foulke, the owner of Cherry Hill Dodge and several other well-known local dealerships, would disagree. So much so that he filed a lawsuit against Broomell, accusing him of hurting his business by displaying the signs, among other indiscretions. While some people would have sought a quiet resolution for what began as a sputtering pickup truck, Broomell wouldn't quit.
November 2, 2005 |
North and South Korea have agreed in principle to form a unified team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and next year's Asian Games, and now all that remains is to work out the details. The nations issued a joint, three-paragraph statement yesterday declaring their intention to field one team. The statement followed a 3-hour meeting between North and South Korean Olympic officials in the Chinese territory of Macau, where their teams were competing in the East Asian Games. The two sides have long talked about combining sports forces, but their statement marked a formal step toward that goal.
December 11, 2003 |
John Zuccarini, an Internet outlaw who eluded federal authorities for years, admitted in court yesterday that he made money by luring minors to porn sites with misspellings of popular Web pages for children. Zuccarini, 56, formerly of Andalusia, Bucks County, and Westmont, N.J., pleaded guilty to 50 federal charges - the first person in the country convicted under the 2003 Truth in Domain Names Act. Before admitting that he intentionally deceived minors into logging onto adult sites containing graphic sexual scenes, Zuccarini broke down in tears.
October 5, 2003 |
John Zuccarini must not have seen them coming. After all, he had eluded his pursuers for three years, escaping armies of lawyers and process servers with their court orders, their lawsuits, their million-dollar judgments against his online empire. Just as he had disappeared from his homes in the Philadelphia suburbs in 2000, surely he would have slipped out of that Florida beachfront hotel on Sept. 3 and vanished again, to continue tormenting them from the Internet. Since 1998, he had been hijacking unsuspecting Web surfers to his maze of enticements for pornography, credit cards and computer games.
October 18, 2002 |
On Jan. 1, some traffic in the virtual world will be directed to a local way station: Horsham. On that day, Afilias Ltd., an Irish company whose U.S. offices are in Horsham, will begin to maintain the Internet registry of domain names that end in .org. Domain names are akin to telephone numbers. They are unique worldwide identifiers of the people or entities that possess them. In fact, each domain name really masks a unique and long combination of numbers that would be impossible to remember let alone associate with specific individuals or groups such as the Red Cross.
May 23, 2002 |
Looking for a good time? Check out the township's Web site. The Lower Bucks municipality has joined the ranks of thousands of cyber-jacking victims, including the White House. Its Internet home has been turned into a porn palace. Bensalem's director of administration, William G. McCauley 3d, said the township lost the site because the company that registers it, Network Solutions, never informed it that its domain name was going to expire. Brian O'Shaughnessy, spokesman for the Mountain View, Calif.