Computerworld Australia: PostgreSQL affiliates .ORG domain
Jan 23, 2003, 13:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"PostgreSQL developers and advocates notched up a significant
win for the open source database following the successful
transition this month of the .ORG domain registry to the
object-relational management system.
"Database vendor Afilias, which maintains the back-end services
of the domain name database on behalf of registry operator Public
Interest Registry (PIR), began transferring .ORG information across
to its PostgreSQL system on January 1 this year. The technical
transition from previous domain registry operator VeriSign to PIR
will be completed by January 25. VeriSign had hosted the .ORG
domain on an Oracle database.
"Vice president of operations at Afilias, Ram Mohan said the
.ORG database will be based on a standard implementation of
PostgreSQL version 7.2, which Afilias also uses to manage the .INFO
domain registry. Overall, the transition across to a PostreSQL
system should be virtually invisible to .ORG users, he said..."