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8 July 2014
TERENA launches new NRENum.net website
 

TERENA has launched a new website for the NRENum.net service, the global ENUM service for academia. With the new website the growing community of (prospective) NRENUM.net users can more easily find information and support. The website is live at http://nrenum.net/.

The new NRENum.net website replaces the old Wiki page, which was useful for content collaboration in the early phase, but, now that the service has matured, a website maintained by TERENA better meets current needs. Feel free to look around and, if you spot any issues, contact service coordinator Péter Szegedi .

Highlights of the new website

  • "Members" features a new dynamic map of members (a legend will be added later) and the crawler data.
  • "Participate" contains all the information required for successful participation in the service. It was a long-standing requirement to have this information gathered in one single place. (Prospective) participants in NRENum.net can find all the necessary technical information here, including the delegation form, test numbers to call, technical how-to's, online tools, and more.
  • "Publications" includes not only the presentations but all the technical reports, use cases and hands-on training materials that the service community has delivered so far.
  • "Sponsors" recognises the main stakeholders of the service that are operating the Domain Name System servers and/or are actively participating in the governance committee and/or operations team.
  • A new federated Wiki page is linked from the new website and contains the past meeting minutes and other support documents (restricted to members only).

More information

NRENum.net uses special DNS (Domain Name System) record types to translate a telephone number into a URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) that can be used in Internet communications. It provides a solution for seamless dialling interconnection between multiple video communication infrastructures based on SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) or H.323 protocols, and it facilitates services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), videoconferencing and telepresence.