Kaskus is an Indonesian internet forum site which is widely considered as the largest Indonesian online community. It ranks as the 7th most popular website in Indonesia and is one of two local sites in the top 10 (detik.com at 10th), positioning at 312th worldwide according to Alexa.com. It was established on November 6, 2000, by three Indonesian students (AD, RS, and BD) in the United States. As of January 31, 2008, Kaskus has more than 450,000 members. In August 2005 and September 2006, "PC Magazine" Indonesia voted Kaskus as The Best Indonesian communities twice (2005 & 2006). [PC Magazine Indonesia - " [http://www.pcmag.co.id/main/index.cfm?action=article&id=31 Best Website 2005] "] Registration is required for new users to participate in the community, and every registered member has the privilege to access more than twenty sub-forums on various subjects. The community runs on the vBulletin forum software.

On May 23, 2006, the internet domain has been changed from .com to .us in response to a computer virus called Brontok that attacked the servers. [ [http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.rontokbro.x@mm.html Symantec Security Response - W32.Rontokbro.X@mm] ]


"KASKUS" is also an acroynm from "KASak KUSuk" which translated to be "gossiping" in English. The administrator of the community chose this name so that when people are in a rush for a chat, they can go to Kaskus.


KaskusRadio is an Indonesian Internet radio operated by Kaskus. It has more than 20 DJs and serves many kind of music.


External links

* [http://www.kaskus.us/ Kaskus]

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