Internetopoli was born! It’s the new application created by the .it “Ludoteca" of the Italian Registry (in cooperation with Giunti Os), for the pupils of the primary school and in order to help teachers and parents who want to educate “digital natives” to use the Internet consciously. The application (available for free at www.internetopoli.it) has also the aim to facilitate the interaction with the wide potentiality of the Web. The Police Headquarters of Genoa has adopted Internetopoli as learning system of the safe web surfing for the campaign “Una vita da social” (a sort of life surfing the Web, using social networks).
Everything changes. Even the world of the Internet. And memory changes (both collective and individual), being the protagonist of the hot topic “the right to be forgotten". What is really happening on the internet? And what is changing for future generations? What about freedom and the right to information? Many protagonists of the internet and exceptional guests such as the Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data, Antonello Soro, and Luciano Floridi, expert in the Philosophy and Ethics of information and one of the five members of the Google Consulting Committee for the “right to be forgotten”, will answer these questions.
Rain-Ng has new functions: it integrates Registry documents, news and training courses, and with a user management system that allows the Registrar to define new roles for access to the portal and differentiate among them both for information they can view and the operations they can perform, on the basis of specific defined groups. Information relative to .it names can now be exported by type. The search for domains inside invoices is also new, together with the management of credit card transactions.
The set of characters admitted in the requests for .it registration has been extended: the IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) includes the 24 official languages of the European Union. With this new feature, the characters admitted for the registration of an .it domain are made up of all the characters belonging to the charsets (editor’s note: codes) Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, Greek, Greek Extended and Cyrillic. Not accepted are domain names that contain characters belonging to different charsets (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic), excluding of course the suffix “.it” and names and domains belonging to the geographic tree map.
Over the course of 2014 two new DNS anycast nodes of the Registry were activated, one at the Internet eXchange point of Stockholm, Netnod, and the other at the Internet eXchange point of Frankfurt, DE-CIX. Another two new nodes are being activated at AMSIX (Amsterdam) and at LINX (London).
The maximum period of remaining in the pending Transfer has been reduced from 3 calendar days to one, so as to reduce any inconvenience linked to “non-visibility” over the net for domains subject to modifications by the Registrar.
So as to render the identification of the registering name of a domain more immediate, whether a physical or juridical person, the name field of the registrant subject has been eliminated from the public “Who is”. The Registrant of an .it name is in fact identified by the org field. Analogously, so as to rationalise the output of the Who Is service, limiting it to the fields entered by the user, the contactID has been eliminated, which together with the name field remains available to the Registrar (with domain info).
The new .it Quarter is out! We tell you the last 4 months of 2014: a lot of news and facts in a new guise, more coloured and simple, in its contents and layout. Enjoy it!
For several years, the Registry has been publishing a newsletter - Focus.it - NewNewsletter of the .it Registry. It has surveys and exclusive interviews, and focuses on the hot topics of the Internet and domain names. It is distributed free of charge on the web and also in a paper version of about 3000 copies. It is a means of reaching out to large sections of the population and thus is a simple approach to issues that are otherwise treated in quite a complex way.