Sunday, October 21, 2018

SSL Certificates


Final Warning to Replace Symantec SSL certificates

This is the last few weeks for website owners using Symantec SSL certificates issued before December 1, 2017 to replace their certificate. Failing to do so will result in your website will get  with saying “Certificate not trust”.

As per Digicert announcement, near the end of July 2017, Google Chrome created a plan to first reduce and then remove trust (by showing security warnings in the browser) for all Symantec-, Thawte-, GeoTrust-, and RapidSSL-issued SSL/TLS certificates. The plan includes changes that were rolled out starting with Chrome version 66 and continues with version 70.
You must replace your affected certificates to provide an optimal user experience for all TLS/SSL applications, including browsers.



For more information visit


https://www.digicert.com/replace-your-symantec-ssl-tls-certificates/

New Chain of Trust

DigiCert took over validation and issuance for all Symantec Website Security SSL/TLS certificates on December 1, 2017. This includes certificates for Symantec and its subsidiary CAs: Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL. Going forward, all new and reissued Website Security certificates are issued by DigiCert (using one of our trusted roots) and are trusted by Google Chrome.
The new certificate chain DigiCert created does not interfere with your current certificate trust among browsers. The chain also establishes trust for your replacement certificate with Google Chrome (and other browsers) going forward.

For more information visit

https://www.digicert.com/replace-your-symantec-ssl-tls-certificates/

Article by :  Samptha Hennayake LK Domain Registry

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

MySite.lk






One stop solution for your web hosting,email hosting, and office applications with file sharing!


Mysite.lk is the registered brand name of the LK Domain Registry web hosting facility. LK Domain Registry introduced mySite.lk as part of providing a one-stop-shop solution to creating a web presence. 

 As part of this service, customers are given access to using the emails from their own domains (ex: info@yourdomain.lk) and a configured website with a content management system called wordpress. 

Also they are eligible for cloud service which includes the document, photos and file sharing features and the office package with edit word documents, power point slides and excel sheets online.

Currently mysite.lk offers following packages.

  •          Mymail.lk
  •          Easy Hosting
  •          Fast Web
  •          Custom Web


Please visit www.mysite.lk  or email us on mysite@nic.lk for more details. Thank you!


Thursday, October 11, 2018

BestWeb-2018

BestWeb.lk 2018

BestWeb.lk is a unique and innovative competition organized by the LK Domain Registry 

2018- bestweb competition concluded for the eight time to recognize the best website's in Sri Lanka. This  competition is only for .lk domain holder's in Sri Lanka.

2018 bestweb competition - held at Hotel Galadari at Grand Ball on the 18th July 2018 and the Chief Guest was Mr. Rohan Samarajeewa, Chairman of ICTA  was present and delivered an outstanding speech related to the field.


Prof. Gihan Dias, CEO of LK domain registry, the "Domain Registrar"  delivered the opening Speech and welcome the gathering.


Bestweb.lk competition has it's rules  stipulated in the bestweb.lk website which will be announcing through social media, on TV and News papers and also on bestweb.lk website.

You may check www.bestweb.lk to find out past winners, terms and conditions of the competition, and find valuable picture gallery of each competition and it's highlights.

It is noteworthy to mentioned that there is No fees applicable for this competition, free web security scan carried out in the process of the competition and will be informing individual regarding same to fix if any security problems.

Applicant compliance to the rules and regulation is a must and  based on the security check-up will be short listing for the competition these short listed applicant will be evaluated by an independent qualified IT professional in the industry to re-evaluate the website for ranking under the stipulated 9 categories listed on bestweb.lk website.

There will be a final judging day, a meet-up with all Senior Judges and discuss openly to valuation and re-raking to re-confirm the decisions made in respect of website winners.

Winners are categorized such as gold,silver bronze for all 9 categories and awarded with a valuable trophies for recognition for being a valuable winner of bestweb.lk  while others reaching substantial level of standards  are issued with valuable appreciation merit certificates. 

You can find more details on www.bestweb.lk 

If you are  interested to apply for bestweb.lk 2019 pls follow our emails sent from bestweb@nic.lk and all updates  by mid January 2019 on https://www.bestweb.lkhttps://www.facebook.com/bestweb.lk

If you need further assistance you may call 0114216065





Wednesday, October 10, 2018

cloud meet-up

OpenStack cloud meet-up

LK Domain Registry is organizing a Cloud Technical Meetup having the objectives of creating collaboration between the individuals/organizations who are involved in implementing local cloud infrastructure. 

The meetup will be held on Thursday 18th October 2018 at the Royal Collage Skill Development Centre.

Expertise from the industry and academia has been invited for the meetup.

Agenda!


5.30 - 5.45 - Registration & Welcome Refreshments

5.45 - 6.00 - Welcome and Self Introduction

6.00- 6.15  -  Motivation for Private Cloud - Prof Gihan Dias

6.15 - 6.30 - What is NOT a Cloud? - Dr Dilum Bandara, University of Moratuwa

6.30 - 6.45 - Why Openstack as Cloud Environment? - Mr Chinthaka Deshapriya, Cybergate

6.45 - 7.00 - Benefits/Challenges of a Private Cloud implementation - Case study from WSO2 - Yasith Nakandala, WSO2

7.00- 7.15 - Updates from Industry [ LGII, LEARN and other organizations ]


7.15 on wards - Open Discussion

https://www.meetup.com/104229a8-0d58-4709-b13f-84fac9797c7d/events/255497661/

Training Dept


Introduction to Training Dept., of LK Domain Registry
CEO of LK Domain Registry, Prof. Gihan Dias  is focused on assisting in the development of ICT literacy in the Sri Lankan community and has its Training Department.
Mr. D.D. Prabath, Manager Training Department is heading all the training programs and Mr. Ruwan, Miss Uthpalani, IT Professional are assisting to conduct all programs.
The Division conducts awareness and training programs island-wide in schools, universities, educational institutions, government departments, private sector organizations, etc.
Some of the programs conducted by the training departments are as follows: 
• Local content development using Sinhala/Tamil Unicode 
• Web development using content management systems 
• Safe use of Internet 
• Networking 
• Internet technologies

VTC - 8-9 October 2018



Two day program conducted at District Vocational Training Centre -Veyangoda, 
Gampaha District 
on the 8th and the 9th October 2018.





This program was conducted for Students of ICT (NVQ5) 
practical training on hands for 2 days on web-design using Joomla content management system.
And also a presentation given for 
  • Internet for Education & Day-to-day life. 
  • How to search information on Internet effectively





Agent Convention 2018

Agent & Corporate Customer Convention hosted by LK Domain Registry on the 11th September 2018, at Elevate, Colombo 02, 


LK Domain Registry - Agent & Corporate Convention 2018


Agent & Corporate Customer Convention was hosted by LK Domain Registry on 11th September 2018, at Elevate, Colombo 02,

As the opening speech Professor Gihan Dias explain the importance of being an Agent and a Corporate Customer of LK Domain Registry.

Next, Manager Domain Registrations explained the new features of domain registration and as how it services the Agents while it protects the Sri Lankan Identity in the Cyber Space.

All Top Agents & corporate customers were facilitated with appreciation certificates.  Award for “Best Performing Agent” was given to, Lanka Host Web Solution (Pvt.) Ltd,  and  “Best Runner-up” award was given to, Solution Infinity (Pvt.) Ltd, (register.lk).

LK Domain Registry wishes to express our gratitude for Independent Television Network for the being our Electronic Media Sponsor on this occasion.





Professor Gihan Dias delivered the welcome speech at the Agent and Corporate convention - 2018


Mr. Sanjeewa Nonis, ITN at Agent Corporate Customer convention -2018 with LK Domain Registry.


Mr. Buddhika Senasekara, representing, Corporate customer, The Capital Maharaja, Sri Lanka and Mr. Sanjeewa Nonis represent ITN Sri Lanka.


Mr. Buddhika Senasekara, representing, Corporate customer, The Capital Maharaja, Sri Lanka.


Mr.D.D. Prabath - Manager - Training, LK Domain Registry 


Senior Domain Registration Officer, Mrs. Nadeeka Dahanayake, address about the LK Domain Registration & LK Domain Registry. 




Manager Domain Registrations explained "effective use of Domain Registration while protecting Sri Lankan Identity in the Cyber Space.










12th September 2018, News coverage on  ITN 

Sarvodaya Fusion - Sept 2018



collaboration of Sarvodaya Fusion and Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.


One of my main focus is on managing the “IT Yahamaga” program which is an interactive program creating awareness among school children and youth, on the advantages, safety and positive uses of the internet. 

This is done with the collaboration of Sarvodaya Fusion and Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. Similar programs are conducted for Teachers and Principals.

In September 2018 we have conducted programs for 947 children in Anuradhapura and 965 in Ratnapura. Our aim during year 2018/2019 is to reach 10,000 students, 1000 teachers and 125 principals.






Monday, October 1, 2018

VTC - 20 - 21 September 2018

Training Division of LK Domain Registry successfully completed 2-day training programme on following topics for 16 Associate Software Developer (NVQ 4) students in Vocational Training Centre at Kalutara on 20 - 21 September 2018.
  • Hands-on-training for designing a website using Joomla CMS 
  • Better Search Techniques
  • Use Internet for Education and Day to Day life

LK Training on Jumla Content 29-30-12-2018

2-Day workshop on web-design using Joomla content management system for students of Vocational Training Centre, Meegahathenna was conduct...