iMug—the online Macintosh User Group
iMug is where you can seek help and share knowledge with other business, educational, professional and home users. The hub of iMug is our mailing list but we also hold a variety of meetings throughout the year.
iMug has Moved!
Meetings are now Live Streamed!
In August 2014, iMug moved to a fabulous new location at The Library at The Dock, the new Melbourne city library in The Docklands. For several months before the move, iMug experimented with providing online access to our meetings for members who cannot come to the CBD. We had live streamed several presentations, but the quality was quite limited by the upload speed available at Ross House. This new facility has a state-of-the-art presentation room with full AV capabilities and a robusti internet connection providing NBN speeds.
Next iMug Monthly Meeting—
Tuesday 28 October 2014
When: 7:00pm - 9:15pm, Tuesday 28 October 2014
New Venue: The Library at The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008, Melbourne. The Library is 50 meters from the end of Tram Lines 11 and 48. Street parking is also available. See map and directions
iMug AGM (7pm to 7:30pm)
The meeting will commence with the 2014 Annual General Meeting to which all members are encouraged to attend. This meeting will report the activities of the past year and discuss plans for the forthcoming twelve months, and your suggestions will be most welcome. The new committee will also be elected.
See more information about the 2014 iMug AGM including documents to download.
After the AGM, we will take a break for refreshments
(Dot).melbourne: Where will you live online? (8pm)
Presenter: Mark Delzopp,o Business Operations Manager, ARI Registry Services
The internet is changing.
The global regulator of web addresses is currently transforming the landscape of the Internet via the new Top-Level Domain Program, which was developed to increase competition and choice in the domain name space.
Almost 400 of these new domain names have been added to the web and now sit alongside the familiar .com, .net and .au, with an estimated 800 to follow of the coming year. The initiative has enabled the introduction of web addresses in both ASCII (Latin scripts like English) and other non-Latin languages like Arabic and Cyrillic to enter the internet landscape. We've already seen new domain names such as .menu, .luxury .monash, and (.web in Arabic and pronounced "dot shabaka") added to the web.
Of most interest is the introduction of new city-based domain names such as .melbourne and .sydney and the marketing benefits they provide to registrants in these cities. The appeal of .melbourne is that it underpins a level of quality and trust online that any business strives to achieve. It allows individuals, business owners and brands located in the State of Victoria to get online with a locally relevant web address and become part of Melbourne and all that it represents.
- Like the hidden lane ways that make Melbourne iconic, your world is a labyrinth of beautiful contradictions.
- When it's sunny, you know to bring a jacket.
- You love to swim, but you avoid the Yarra.
- You own a car, but you catch a tram.
- As a Melburnian, you learn from a young age that AFL is as serious as politics.
- Festivals don't always mean music and hook turns are not a dance move.
- Coffee is your creed but you know the best brews are always off the beaten track.
You live, breathe and eat diversity and celebrate your city anytime, anywhere. Whether you're north or south of the river, you know Melbourne is the world's most liveable city. And now the city has the most liveable web address. Where will you live online?
Who is .melbourne? The State Government of Victoria, in partnership with the City of Melbourne, applied to ICANN for the rights to the .melbourne Top-Level Domain. ARI Registry Services was appointed to manage all functions of the namespace on behalf of the Governments.- See more at: http://live.melbourne/about-us
Hear more from the people who know. Mark in this presentation will provide an overview of these new Australian city web addresses, their mission and purpose and the underpinning policy framework.