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THNIC-BKNIX is organizing the ‘BKNIX Peering Forum 2021,’ a regional online conference combining foreign collaboration and developing an overview of the Internet in Thailand.

Bangkok: Between May 13 and 14, 2021, the THNIC Foundation, in collaboration with BKNIX, hosted the ‘BKNIX Peering Forum 2021,’ a Regional Network Management Conference aimed at fostering collaboration with international Internet exchange service providers. This results in faster speed of the Internet in the country at lower costs. Experts in both Internet Exchange and the world-class CDN network will join as speakers of the event. Dr. Gothom Arya, Chairman of the Thai Network Information Center Foundation (THNIC) said, “THNIC Foundation and BKNIX Co., Ltd., the administrator of Thailand’s first neutral Internet exchange point jointly held the BKNIX Peering Forum …

THNIC Launching “.th” Second-Level Domain Registration for 2021

The Thai Network Information Center Foundation (THNIC Foundation) will be holding three rounds for “.th” Second-Level Domain, or SLD registration for 2021 on the following dates: Round 1: 1 February – 31 March 2021 Round 2: 1 June – 31 July 2021 Round 3: 1 October – 30 November 2021 This will be the seventh year of .th SLD domain name registration organized by THNIC Foundation which has now registered more than 160 .th SLD domains, particularly for businesses interested in registering domain names based on their trademark or organization’s name, followed by educational institutions, government agencies and non-government organizations …

Internet Universal Acceptance (UA) Initiative Launched in Thailand

The Domain Name System (DNS) has changed dramatically over the last decade. There are now more than 1,200 active generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Some of these include domains that use non-Latin scripts. Others are longer than three characters (e.g. .ไทย, .ONLINE, .SPORT, .DELIVERY). Universal Acceptance is a cornerstone to a digitally inclusive Internet, ensuring all domain names and email addresses – in any language, script or character length (e.g., .рф, .PHOTOGRAPHY) – are accepted equally by all internet-enabled applications, devices and systems. In September 2020, THNIC, with assistance from UASG Leadership and the support of ICANN, established a local UA …

Online EAI Hackathon 2020 by THNIC

THNIC Foundation and T.H.NIC Co., Ltd., accredited .th and .ไทย domain registrar, hosted an online event “EAI Hackathon 2020” on July 4-5, 2020. This event showed participants how to solve problems when setting up EAI email servers that can handle Thai email addresses for real business cases. Our aim is to increase awareness of EAI significance and educate related parties, especially software/web developers and system administrators, to ensure that IDNs and EAI email addresses can be accepted and used correctly.

Summary of ICANN68 Plenary Session: The DNS and the Internet of Things: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges

An IoT deployment can be divided into IoT devices, network connectivity and back-end services. In these interactions, DNS plays an important role as IoT devices will use the DNS to locate required remote services. Summary of SAC105 – The DNS & the Internet of Thingsby Cristian Hesselman (SSAC) https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/sac-105-en.pdf Opportunities Opportunity for the DNS to increase the privacy, safety, and transparency of the Internet of Things. DNS can reduce the risk of users being profiled by obviously encrypting the DNS requests through the much-debated DoH and/or DoT Reduce risk of IoT device being redirected by validating integrity of DNS responses (DNSSEC) providing …

APNIC Networking from Home – South East Asia

The Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), the organization of IP address allocation and organization, organized the Networking from Home (NFH) Online Conference to exchange knowledge and experience on the network. Activities are divided into 4 periods based on regions of Asia, starting from South East Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Oceania. Thailand, which is in the South East Asia zone, will be organized first on June 2, 2020 from 11.00 AM – 13.30 PM Network Operator Group (NOGs) are really important. But with COVID-19 restrictions around the region, NOG meetings have been unfortunately cancelled or postponed. Networking from …

Generic TLDs vs. Country Code TLDs – A Complete Breakdown (Pablo Luna)

Sitting at the highest level of the Domain Name System (DNS), top-level domains, or TLDs, simply refer to the bit that goes at the very end of a website address or domain name. When you see theusbport.com, for instance, “.COM” is the top-level domain. Pretty straightforward… right? Well, those three-letter extensions after the dot may seem pretty simple, but they can actually make or break your Internet presence. Not only do they spell out your website’s purpose, but they can also inspire trust among your audience. That being the case, deciphering what the two primary types of top-level domains (gTLDs …

TCCtech Supports BKNIX’s Project on Remote Meeting Platform Through enhance the quality of connectivity required by entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic impact of Covid-19 spreading fast throughout the world requires many organizations to set business continuity plans to keep business running during the crisis.  Working From Home (WFH) results in tremendous increase in data circulation on internet network. BKNIX, as an Internet Exchange Provider, offers Remote Meeting Platform, Vclass.net/conference at Free of Charge to support WFH during COVID-19 situation. Use of collaboration tools & platform to remote working environments, to stay connected with staffs and business partners become essential business process and the key factor to reduce the business risk.  This urgency requires businesses to further leverage technology and prepare …

2020 ISIF Asia Network Operations Grants

The Network Operations Research Grants were established to support the development of an independent Internet research community in the Asia Pacific.  The 2020 Grants will support two research and development projects focused on the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet, with a particular focus on practical solutions around operational stability and security.  Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. Proposals must also include a concrete outcome aimed to expand access to knowledge, expand coverage for research applications and maximize the benefit to the community, an implementation plan, a realistic time-frame and a detailed budget breakdown.  …

Postponement of Domain Name Management System’s Maintenance on March 28, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, every sector must closely follow the government measures day by day. Therefore, THNIC decided to postpone the Domain Name Management System’s Maintenance on March 28, 2020 until further notice. Consequently, the update of domain name life cycle will be postponed to later. During this time, our operation and services will go on as usual. Apologies for this inconvenience.