The .protozoa.us Internet domain is already open for business. Unlike the .kids.us domain, which is waiting for enabling legislation, .protozoa.us - the home of the protozoa-safe Internet is already in service and ready for business.
In order to register a name within the .protozoa.us domain, we will be establishing a fee-supported registration system. However, for the first 60 days, registration of one domain name per entity within .protozoa.us is free. Simply send your requested name, your two nameservers, and your entity contact information to email@example.com and we'll set it up for you. Processing may take up to one week.
Please check back later to see our new automated tools for name registration and maintenance, and for the protozoa-safe Internet search engine!
Santa Cruz, California - May 14, 2002 In a followup to the "dot kids" legislation (H.R. 3833) to create a "dot kids dot us" domain proposed by Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois), the Coalition to Protect Protozoa has taken the initiative to create a new safe place for protozoa on the Internet under the "dot protozoa dot us" domain. "This is the perfect place to locate material which has been reviewed for acceptability and viewership by America's protozoa," creator Matthew Kaufman explained. "Protozoa are the most abundant animals in the world in both number and biomass, significantly outnumbering our own children, and we have now taken the first step to safeguard our nation's protozoa." "Libraries and bookstores organize their material by topic," Kaufman explained, "but until now there has been no section on the Internet for protozoa. We have secured for protozoa a safe haven on the web, and it is available now for use." Sites locating on the newly created "dot protozoa dot us" (".protozoa.us") domain will voluntarily be there and be subject to continuous review for material objectionable to protozoa. Web site operators can visit the Coalition home page at "www.protozoa.us" to register names within the newly created domain. "This is a great example of what can happen when everyone's top priority is the protection of our nation's protozoa. In today's world, protecting protozoa on the Internet is vitally important." Kaufman concluded, "We are providing safeguards, so that predators, such as fish and snails, cannot target our protozoa." About Protozoa Protozoa are the most abundant animals in the world. They have traditionally been organized into four groups, the flagellates (ex., the phytoflagellate Euglena, which creates the green scum on pond water, and the zooflagellate Giardia, which causes severe intestinal distress in mammals), the amoebae (ex., Entamoeba histolytica, the cause of amoebic dysentery), the sporozoans (ex., Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria), and the ciliates (ex., Paramecium, a common inhabitant of ponds and rivers familiar to most biology students). About the Coalition to Protect Protozoa The Coalition to Protect Protozoa is a concerned group of individuals who feel strongly about safeguarding our nation's protozoa on the Internet. Rather than taking a legislative approach, or waiting for ICANN to create a ".protozoa" top level domain, the CPP has undertaken its own initiative to create the "dot protozoa dot us" Internet domain. More information, including how you can place your protozoa-safe website under the new domain category can be found at the CPP's web site at www.protozoa.us. For Additional Information, Please Contact: Matthew Kaufman Coalition to Protect Protozoa www.protozoa.us (831) 426-6771 firstname.lastname@example.org