Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
SERI KEMBANGAN: Malaysian businesses should register a “.my” domain for their websites to protect their intellectual property and cement their standing as a Malaysian company on the Internet, said .my Domain Registry, the sole registrar for the web address suffix.
“The .my domain tag is unique as it is also a word,” said director of .my Domain Registry Shariya Haniz Zulkifli.
“This makes it an attractive end to a web address. Local companies should get their domain name quickly, lest it be snatched up by a ‘cybersquatter.’
“Some cybersquatters do it to profit from the trademark by selling it back to the company we believe are the rightful owners,” she said.
According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a body partly designed to arbitrate domain name dispute cases, the number of these kind of cases has increased by 8% since 2007.
Bursa Malaysia also recently issued a directive requiring all companies listed on the KLSE to have a corporate website.
According to a survey conducted by the national exchange in May, 80% of Malaysian public limited companies have set up websites.
“Out of that 80%, about half have registered websites on the .my domain,” she said.
“We are now reserving domain names for companies who have yet to register until Oct 31, which will give them time to sign up and prevent cybersquatting.”
To encourage companies and individuals to register, .my Domain Registry is having a promotion for all levels of the .my domain name which includes .com.my and .net.my.
The company is currently offering a 50% discount for both registration or renewal until Sept 4.
.my Domain Registry is an agency under the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry and is regulated by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission.
Source: The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: Firefly will increase flights on its Ipoh-Singapore route from Sept 1 because of strong demand.
Firefly marketing and communications head Angelina Fernandez said in a statement that the carrier would be increasing its
flight frequency from four times a week to daily.
The carrier was confident that the additional flights would stimulate more travel and growth prospects between Ipoh and Singapore, she added.
She said prices for a one-way ticket start at RM88 and the travel time was about one hour and 20 minutes.
Source: The Star Online