Category: Internet

Top browsers 2022

Top browsers: features, comparison and stats (2022)

Which are the top browsers in 2022? Nowadays, there are many browsers among which Internet users can choose to navigate. In this article we have collected the current top browsers, together with a comparison of their main features and tools. Besides, we go over some key statistics about the usage of web browsers worldwide and

The evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021

The evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021

How has the Internet changed over the years? The Opte Project, by Barrett Lyon, captures the evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021. As the Internet is a network of networks, Barrett Lyon has leveraged the connections among all those networks to create a map of the Internet. This visual representation of the Internet

What is the IPv6 protocol

What is IPv6?

The Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6 is a version of the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet Protocol allows the transfer of data through a network to IP addresses (IPv4 or IPv6), which identify the different devices that are connected to the Internet, allowing communications among them. IPv6 should end up replacing IPv4. The transition

China's plan to accelerate IPv6 adoption

China’s plan to accelerate IPv6 adoption over the next 5-10 years

Last July 23rd, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China and the office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission announced its plan to accelerate the adoption and application of the IPv6 protocol over the next 5-10 years. The plan is divided in three stages and is to be completed over the next decade. With these timeline

Drawing of the ceremony room and safe room of the Root KSK ceremony

Root DNSSEC KSK Ceremony

The Root DNSSEC KSK (Key-signing Key) Ceremony is a strict procedure during which the DNS root zone’s public keying information is signed for the three months following it. The KSK is the key used to sign the set of Zone-signing Keys (ZSK) every three months; being the trust anchor of the Domain Name System (DNS).

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HTTP/3, the new HTTP protocol based on UDP

HTTP/3, based on UDP, is the new version of the HTTP protocol. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) met in Bangkok in November 2018 to adopt this new Internet draft. As of May 2021, the HTTP/3 protocol is still an Internet draft, but companies like Google, Microsoft or Facebook already use it to accelerate the

Internet traffic growth from 2020 to 2021 infographics

Internet traffic has increased in IXPs around the world

Internet traffic has increased worldwide during the last year due to the increase of many digital activities — from remote working and education to video streaming and video calls. The lockdowns and restrictions provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic have accelerated the digital economy and, as a result, Internet traffic growth. Many companies have been forced

Wikipedia servers (Wikimedia Foundation)

Wikipedia: 20 years of open knowledge

Last January, Wikipedia celebrated its 20th anniversary. To commemorate these two decades of open knowledge, we not only want to highlight its progress but also the infrastructure under such a huge project. Wikipedia was launched in January 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Ever since, it has not stopped evolving until becoming the huge

IPv4 exhaustion

IPv4 address exhaustion and solutions

The Internet Protocol version 4 or IPv4 was deployed for ARPANET in 1983. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and five regional Internet registers (RIRs) are responsible for managing and assigning IP addresses. IPv4 addresses are 32-bit and provide 4,294,967,296 unique addresses. Special address blocks are reserved for private networks and multicast addresses.  Such a number

How to improve your website load speed

What is slowing down your web page load speed?

A good web page load speed is an essential factor for a website’s success. Nobody likes to wait, much less to waste time waiting for the information they are looking for to show up on the screen. If you do not want to lose visits or sales in your eCommerce site, it is very important


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