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To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Steven Huter)
Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 20:27:14 +0400 (MMT)
ARMINCO - COMMERCIAL INTERNET PROVIDER IN ARMENIA (May 1995)
by Samvel Stepanian
ARMINCO (which stands for the Armenian Internet Company Ltd.) is a
semi-private small enterprise located in Yerevan, capital of Armenia was
founded in 1992. Among ARMINCO founders were: Institute for Automated
Systems of the ex-USSR, State Long-Distance Phone Switch of Armenia and the
National Service for Seismic Protection of Armenia. ARMINCO started its
activity in 1992 as a regional node of the Institute for Automated Systems
Network (IASNet) which was the first global packet-switching network (X.25
based) in the former USSR. In March 1994 ARMINCO establised TCP/IP
connection with SOVAM-Teleport Moscow (Internet Provider in Russia) and in
May 1994 ARMINCO becomes the First Internet Provider in Armenia and creates
network known as AICNet.
At present ARMINCO manages 2 Internet domains *.arminco.com and *.aic.net
and provides its users with 3 major services: ARMINCO ONLINE(tm), ARMINCO
UUCP (or offline) and ARMINCO IP.
ARMINCO ONLINE(tm) is a menu-oriented online information service which
includes global E-Mail, Usenet Newsgroups, Internet Resources(Telnet,
Finger, Gopher, World Wide Web), Gateway to X.25 Networks (ex-USSR resources
via IASNet and North America resources via Sprint), Local Bulletin Boards
etc. ARMINCO ONLINE(tm) may be used via any telecommunications software.
ARMINCO ONLINE(tm) users get accountname consists of 8 chars max and their
Internet E-Mail address looks like: email@example.com
ARMINCO UUCP is an offline E-Mail service which is based on special
telecommunications software supporting UUCP (Unix-to-Unix Copy Protocol)
like UUCP Extended, Taylor UUCP, UUPC/@, Foobar UUCP etc. ARMINCO UUCP users
e-mail address looks like firstname.lastname@example.org The number of users
within UUCP subdomain is unlimited.
ARMINCO IP services gives opportunity to use full-range of Internet
Facilites by providing IP connection to separate hosts or networks. ARMINCO
IP provides both PPP and SLIP connections.
Besides Internet Services ARMINCO provides X.25 and X.400 services.
All the services, mentioned above could be accessed via dial-up lines,
leased lines, telnet session or X.25 connection - telnet arminco.arminco.com
X.25:(0250)299004508(In Europe) 311073411011(North America)
ARMINCO has about 300 users in Armenia. Among them: International
Organizations(UN, Peace Corps. etc.), Embassies, Governmental organizations
and private companies, scientific and academic institutions, universities
and individuals. We take pride in having Armenian Government, Parliament and
President of Armenia as our customers.
ARMINCO plays a vital role in integration of Armenia into the world
community by improving information and communications infrastructure,
permitting Government agencies, academic and and scientific institutions,
NGOs to access external databases, global data and electronic mail networks,
online and offline information resources, teleconferences and mailing lists.
People from outside Armenia is able to access uniquely Armenian Information
via ARMINCO facilities. This information include: Daily News from Armenia,
various Armenian databases and directories, academic, scientific, economic,
commercial and technical cooperation data, country information (history,
culture, art, travel) etc. ARMINCO is providing a channel for the
information interchange between Armenian communities throughout the world.
The personnel of ARMINCO consists of 25 dedicated individuals, most them are
rather young (graduate students) and talanted. General Director of ARMINCO
is Mr. Andranik Alexanian .
Up-to-date information about ARMINCO may be reached via WWW at URL
Current ARMINCO ONLINE users list, ARMINCO UUCP hosts list, ARMINCO Staff
lists and pricing information are available via WWW at
Gregor Saghian , Technical Director
Edgar Ter-Danieliantz , Network Operating Center Manager
Samvel Stepanian , Network Information Service Manager
51, Mashtots ave.
Republic of Armenia
Fax: +7885-2285082 (*Please be warned that 7 is an ex-USSR country code,
and now Armenia is registering independent country code-374, which should
be operational starting June 1995)
Samvel Stepanian |ARMINCO (Armenian Internet Company Ltd)
Network Information Center Manager |51, Mashtots ave.
Tel/Fax: +7(8852)28-50-82 |Yerevan
E-Mail: email@example.com |Republic of Armenia