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Internet Protocols

Domains of our own

For websites, popularity and hit rates are an important measure of success. And some of that has to do with the domain name. Just ask Edmon Chung Wang-on, a Hongkonger who is developing domain names in Asian languages.

Wednesday, 6 July, 2011, 12:00am

World-Wide Web truly a domain for all languages

European reader Traugott Goll quite rightly points out that last week's lead story on the advent of Chinese and other foreign-language domain names exaggerated the dominance of English on the Web.

21 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Contest spices up Basic Law

A contest has repackaged the Basic Law with the help of innovative Web sites, poems, animations and T- shirts to make it more lively for young people.

8 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Database duplication

Network Solutions, which controls the Internet's directory of addresses, will announce soon a program that will house copies of critical databases in Internet sites. The firm will establish a mirror of the company's 'Whois' database on separate network parts. 'Whois' can identify the owner or system administrator of a domain name such as scmp.com.

9 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Net filter protects youngsters

In what is thought to be the first territory-wide initiative to filter the Internet, Hongkong Telecom is now offering Spyglass SurfWatch Internet to more than 100 schools.

A spokesman said the company was addressing the concerns of parents and teachers.

13 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Slip on board with Box kit

AS the Internet has gained rapidly in popularity, the user base has begun to move from a group of tech-heads in the bowels of university campuses to people who may be plugging a modem into their PC for the first time.

7 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Setting up on the Internet source of many questions

I NEED urgently to provide a turnkey quotation setting up a database as an information provider on the Internet. I need to provide international closed-user access to an interactive service, using the Internet network.

1 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Internet has guides to help cybersurfers

FOR many weeks, this column has been used as a forum to address many issues surrounding the use of on-line services and the Internet.

One thing that has become clear is the on-line community is inevitably merging into the Internet, at least when you look at the fact that most commercial services now are connected to the Net in some fashion or another.

20 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Many a slip on an Internet trip

IT WAS not as easy as I thought.

I have been an Internet user for years. I even feel safe in saying I have been a power Internet user for years.

After all, I can find out the amount of coffee in a pot at a university campus in Britain.

Most people do not know how to do that unless they have sacrificed a great deal of sleep surfing the Net.

23 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Help is at hand when your PC service proves problem

I HAVE been in Hong Kong for a few months but the PC I brought with me from the United States has died. Try as I might, I cannot find anyone who is willing to repair it for a reasonable price. I even took it to Shamshuipo in the hope that some of the technical wizards there could help me, but all I got at the end of the day was a sore arm from lugging my PC about. Where can I go for help?

8 Mar 1994 - 12:00am