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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mozambique becomes 100th member of ccNSO

Mozambique’s .MZ has become the 100th member of Country Code Name Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global internet coordinating agency of the United Nations (UN).

Announcing this development ICANN said .mz admitted since December 3, 2009, would be operated by the Centre Informatica da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, according to a press statement made available to ITRealms Online.

ICANN noted that since the inception of the ccNSO in 2003, it has provided country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) managers a unique, global platform to share information and experiences with other ccTLD managers and broaden ICANN’s community, as well as to develop global policy recommendations regarding country code top-level domains.

ITRealms Online recalls that ccNSO membership has grown significantly in recent years. In 2009 alone, the ccNSO admitted 18 members, including country code operators for .il (Israel), .de (Germany) and .eu (European Union) to name a few, reports Charles Okoh.

The ccNSO now provides a worldwide forum for ccTLD managers to meet and discuss issues that concern them.

For example, ccTLD operators collaborated in the ccNSO to develop a coordinated response to global Internet security threats, conduct studies on the use of wildcards and re-direction in ccTLDs, and develop recommendations for the introduction of internationalised ccTLDs.

It is also a forum to nurture consensus, technical cooperation and skill building among ccTLDs, and facilitates the development of voluntary best practices for ccTLD managers.

Concerted efforts by the ccNSO (in cooperation with many others) over the last two years will bring to the Internet in 2010 the first top-level domain names to operate without using Western-based characters, an initiative referred to as Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).

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