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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..."

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