Thursday, August 23, 2012

IARU Supports ".radio" Internet Domain

A South African media publication reports that the International Amateur Radio Union is throwing its support behind an effort by the European Broadcasting Union to manage a new top-level internet domain of ".radio." ScreenAfrica reports that IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, wrote on behalf of the organization to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that the EBU's proposal "provides a unique opportunity to standardize radio domain names on the Internet" and that the IARU recommends that the union's proposal be approved. A public comment period is open through September 26.