In an article for INTUG, Don Holland from the Universal Acceptance Steering Group at ICANN describes the development of new gTLDs and Internationalized Domain Names, the implications for CIOs, and what to do next to ensure ‘universal acceptance’
The 63rd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took place in Barcelona from 20th to 25th of October 2018. ICANN holds three international meetings per year, which rotate among five geographic regions and three meeting formats with different subject areas of focus. With an attendance...
On 28th November in Cologne, the eco Association will present one of the Internet industry’s most prestigious awards. In seven award categories, a jury of experts comprising of representatives from industry, academia, research, and politics has selected the three most promising submissions of 2018 and nominated them for the eco://award.
The first-ever DNS root key-signing key (KSK) rollover on 11 October may leave some users unable to get online - All operators of validating resolvers need to ensure that their trust anchors are updated before it’s too late.
eco International interviewed Neal McPherson (Portfolio Manager at 1&1 Internet SE) & Tobias Sattler (Chief Information Officer at united-domains AG & Vice Chairmen of the ICANN Registrar Stakeholder Group) on their joint RFC proposal for a standarized Registry Reporting Repository for accredited domain name registrars.
eco – Association of the Internet Industry today submitted comments on the European Commission’s notice to stakeholders for handling the existing registrations of .eu domain names of UK residents and businesses, totaling more than 300,000, in the event of BREXIT.
In the category “Domains”, companies are awarded with the eco://award for outstanding innovative business models or services relating to TLDs. Lars Steffen, Director of eco International and Project Manager for Names & Numbers, supervises the award category “Domains” and in this interview provides further information.
EURid’s 5th iteration of the .eu Web Awards puts forth a revised nomination and voting process and a new website to engage even more proud .eu and .ею domain name holders. The .eu Web Awards is an online competition acknowledging the best websites using the .eu or .ею extensions, in 5 categories.
As negotiations proceed towards the ultimate separation of the United Kingdom from the EU, the European Commission has come to a decision on European domain names: British businesses that are not also established in the EU and private individuals living in the UK will no longer fulfill the legal requirements to have a .eu URL.
The ICANN61 Community Forum took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 10th to 15th of March, with an attendance of 1919 registered participants. As could be expected, the agenda of the first meeting in 2018 covered a wide range of topics, such as the discussion about geographical names and the cuts in the ICANN budget.
The landscape of top level domains is changing all the time. So, how do you select a TLD that is relevant to you? And what opportunities are offered by brand TLDs? How valuable is a domain name to a brand? Very, says Martin Kuechenthal, CEO of LEMARIT – companies need to establish, monitor, and protect their brand names, through domain names, in cyber space.
How exactly can companies benefit from dotBrands – and perhaps even from their own top-level domain? Not only do dotBrands have a complete universe of Internet addresses open to them; they can also innovate new business models, expand their distribution channels, and align their online marketing activities. Katrin Ohlmer from DOTZON explains.
This is a translation of a Heise article written in the German language by Monika Ermert and first published on heise online on 25.02.2018. Domain registrars and registries are preparing themselves for radical restrictions in the collection of WHOIS data. Criminal prosecutors and IP attorneys are trying to steer the ship...
The GDPR, which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, poses a considerable challenge for registries and registrars. Significant changes will need to be made by those offering generic domain names. The most debated and most visible change will be that registration data will not longer be publicly accessible. These changes will...
DomainID: A solution to password fatigue & a boost to online privacy Social media accounts are becoming common identifiers for logging on to 3rd party websites. But what happens if you want to delete your Facebook account? Vittorio Bertola from Open-Xchange introduces a new framework for open online identities. Image ©...
On 11th December 2017, eco held a public consultation in Brussels on the draft "eco GDPR Domain Industry Playbook". Approximately 100 representatives of registries, registrars, the EU Commission, ICANN, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders attended the event either locally (approximately 30 attendees) or by...