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There’s something to be said about leaving while you’re at the top of your game.As “The Tonight Show” host Jay Leno prepares to hand the reigns of the show to Jimmy Fallon in 2014, the program is sitting at the top of the late-night ratings.“We are purposefully making this change when Jay is No. 1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was No. 1,” said Steve Burke, chief executive officer of …
Traveling is a mind-opening experience — but exploring the whole of North America is pretty much out of reach for even the most ambitious. Fortunately, the Discovery Channel is hoping to bring some of that vast North American experience home to viewers starting in May with a seven-part series narrated by Tom Selleck with music from Bon Jovi.Anyone who enjoyed “Planet Earth,” “Frozen Planet” and “…
Jim Morrison was a fan of flab, as a newly unearthed 1969 interview with the Doors frontman reveals. In it, he explains why “fat is beautiful” to director/journalist Howard Smith and relays how he made the most of his meal plan while in college, growing to about 185 pounds and feeling great.The chat has been animated as part of a new series from PBS and the “lost interview” project Blank on B…
Country music star Wynonna Judd was the first contestant officially eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday night’s results show.After an earlier shout-out to Dorothy Hamill, who withdrew from the competition the previous week, Wynonna told host Tom Bergeron, “I faced one of my biggest fears. … This is the hardest job I’ve ever loved.””I’m a singer, not a dancer,” the triple-platinum…
Marking another milestone in the implementation of the community-developed New gTLD Program, ICANN today announced the selection of three geographically diverse emergency back-end registry operators, or EBEROs. The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), Neustar, Inc. and Nominet were selected to guarantee domain names within a new gTLD continue to resolve in the event of a failure by a new TLD operator.
Emergency back-end registry operators are activated only if a registry operator fails to provide or is unable to sustain five critical registry functions temporarily or in the case of transition from one registry operator to another. Having them in different regions of the world reduces the chance that a natural disaster would affect all three at any one time.
EBEROs mitigate risk that a failed new TLD operator could impact the stability and security of the Domain Name System. However, EBEROs are limited in the services they can provide. For example, EBEROs will maintain critical registry functions but will not provide any additional services that a TLD operator may have offered its customers, such as web hosting or network analytics. The critical functions covered by EBEROs are:
The three selected organizations met stringent technical requirements and demonstrated years of experience in operating domain name services, registration data directory services and extensible provisioning protocol services.