"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
"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."
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
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:
Coalition to Protect Protozoa