Beginning 14 September, a annual fee has been imposed, which up until now was subsidized by NSF.NSF continues to pay for registration, and on an interim basis for The first official Internet wiretap was successful in helping the Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) apprehend three individuals who were illegally manufacturing and selling cell phone cloning equipment and electronic devices Country domains registered: Ethiopia (ET), Cote d'Ivoire (CI), Cook Islands (CK) Cayman Islands (KY), Anguilla (AI), Gibraltar (GI), Vatican (VA), Kiribati (KI), Kyrgyzstan (KG), Madagascar (MG), Mauritius (MU), Micronesia (FM), Monaco (MC), Mongolia (MN), Nepal (NP), Nigeria (NG), Western Samoa (WS), San Marino (SM), Tanzania (TZ), Tonga (TO), Uganda (UG), Vanuatu (VU) The controversial US Communications Decency Act (CDA) becomes law in the US in order to prohibit distribution of indecent materials over the Net.The IAHC plan also calls for a competing group of domain registrars worldwide.The WWW browser war, fought primarily between Netscape and Microsoft, has rushed in a new age in software development, whereby new releases are made quarterly with the help of Internet users eager to test upcoming (beta) versions.Various ISPs suffer extended service outages, bringing into question whether they will be able to handle the growing number of users.
The testbed, originally scheduled to last until 24 June, is extended until 10 September, and then 30 November.
Later Freenet program management assumed by the National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN) in 1989 (:sk2,rab:) New England gets cut off from the Net as AT&T suffers a fiber optics cable break between Newark/NJ and White Plains/NY.
Yes, all seven New England ARPANET trunk lines were in the one severed cable.
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