- 26.4 percent of Germans have registered a domain name
- More men (32.8 percent) than women (20.4 percent) have ever registered an Internet address
- eco hosts the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting in Hamburg in October: Internet community makes decisions on core functions of the Internet and Domain Name System
Having one’s own Internet presence or email domain is commonplace for many Germans today. According to a representative survey conducted by the opinion research institute Civey on behalf of eco – Association of the Internet Industry, every fourth person (26.4 percent) has personally registered a domain name (e.g., example.de) on the Internet. Men (32.8 percent) tend to register Internet addresses more often than women (20.4 percent). The majority (67.6 percent) do not have their own Internet address.
“Many people in Germany desire to have an Internet presence or an email address based on their own domain. According to eco Chair of the Board Oliver Süme, anyone who registers a domain name as an Internet address is unknowingly using the Domain Name System (DNS) and thus a core function of the Internet, which is managed by ICANN,”. As a non-profit organisation, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) coordinates the allocation of domain names and IP addresses worldwide and thus ensures the secure and stable operation of the Domain Name System (DNS) for the Internet.
eco Association hosts the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting in Hamburg from 21-26 October
eco, in collaboration with DENIC eG and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, will host the upcoming ICANN community meeting, the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting in Hamburg, from 21 to 26 October 2023. The organisers expect 3,000 to 4,000 visitors representing various interest groups. The aim of the meeting is to collaboratively establish foundational regulations for the future of the DNS. This concerns, for example, the data protection-compliant management of registration data and domain transfers.
“It is in the interest of all users that such fundamental questions about the technical design and management of the Internet are answered by a state-independent organisation,” said Oliver Süme. “I am proud that we have finally succeeded in bringing this important meeting back to Germany after more than 20 years.”
eco – Association of the Internet Industry is organising an accompanying programme with its members before, during and after ICANN78 to highlight the importance and relevance of the Domain Name System (DNS), the domain industry, ICANN and the ICANN78 meeting at national and European level.
Have you personally ever registered a domain name (e.g. “example.de”) on the Internet?