" ITREALMS: ICANN to manage time zone database


Join us @2023 NDSF ... coming loaded only for 5G - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news! The 2023 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum, Internet Governance, Development, IG4D, is comi...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ICANN to manage time zone database

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has disclosed its intension to manage the operations of an Internet Time Zone Database that is used by a number of major computer systems.

Director of Global Media Affairs, Mr. Brad White, said in a press statement that ICANN agreed to manage the database after receiving a request from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

He also said that the database contains time zone code and data that computer programs and operating systems such as Unix, Linux, Java, and Oracle rely on to determine the correct time for a given location, stressing that modifications to the database occur frequently throughout the year.

“The time zone database is used by a large number of commercial operating systems and the software applications,” said Russ Housely, chairman of the IETF. “Incorrect time zone information will impact many everyday activities, including meeting and conference call coordination, airplane and train schedules, physical package delivery notices, and astronomical observatories.”

For nearly three decades, the TZ Database had been maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers, in particular, Arthur David Olson at the US National Institutes of Health. Olson coordinated the group, managed the data, and created a platform for their release. Olson’s announced retirement prompted the IETF to turn to ICANN to ensure continued operation of the database.

“The Time Zone Database provides an essential service on the Internet and keeping it operational falls within ICANN’s mission of maintaining a stable and dependable Internet,” said Akram Atallah, ICANN’s Chief Operating Officer.

ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable, therefore, promoting competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

Noteworthy is that ICANN does not control content on the Internet, thus it cannot stop spam and deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.

Remmy Nweke:

ITREALMS Online ... delivering news for ICT4D


Andrea Fox said...

Internet Time Zone Database is a great way to synchronize data from different servers.

online back up

skyshrouder said...

I think it is time for ICANN to step in since they have a reputation for excellence in data tracking and thus they are perfect for the job.

web hosting uk

Marshal Drake said...

Using cloud computing will greatly decrease the time to modify database anywhere you are. Cloud computing grants a safe way to access files using mobile devices.

seo hosting

Anonymous said...

At least they're working on the development. It depends on how it is configured.

SEO Philippines

Anna said...

I think ICANN is on to a good idea, but it will bring about many paranoidal fears about data security. I understand completely. Even as I'm doing something like dental marketing services, I wonder if this means someone can have access to my data and use it for competitors.

George Smith said...

I think ICANN has a massive impact on the expansion and evolution of the internet. It may not control the content on the internet or stop spam, its coordination role of the internet naming system is what makes it very important.

local seo services

Chealsey Hersh said...

I think the Time Zone Database is maximizing the power of the internet. Their reputation in data tracking is really impressive.

experiential marketing agency

Unknown said...

To read this blog I have gained some idea about this post. Thanks for sharing such a needful post. Keep posting this type of valuable post.

SEO Hosting

Jack Madison said...

I think by introducing the Internet Time Zone Database, ICANN can make a revolution over internet and it’s really helpful for us.

IP Address Range C Class

Cikrax said...

Exciting as well if you use a service traveling tour & travel with the promo price of competing in many current business cheap airline tickets online and get also the tour package to show your family holidays more festive. Do not miss the article seo tips from blog tutorial seo for online business you are growing.

Dzulfikar said...

I think the Time Zone Database is maximizing the power of the internet. Their reputation in data tracking is really impressive.

Chicken Cage said...

Thank you, the article is very useful for me and I gained knowledge by reading this article Chicken Cage