The Internet is largely self-governing, independent of individual companies or governments. Three out of four Germans (73.9%) concur with this statement: “Independent governance of the Internet is important for the freedom of information and the freedom of expression in our society”. At the ICANN78 AGM from 21-26 October 2023, an independent multi-stakeholder community will make decisions on core functions of the Internet.
The DNS Reasearch Federation & eco’s topDNS Initiative held the fourth in a series of topDNS best practice webinars, showcasing what the domain name industry is doing to fight DNS abuse.
Many cities and regions have their own top-level domains such as .hamburg, .koeln or .nrw. Such geographic top-level domains or geoTLDs, which represent a regional area, have been available in Germany since 2014. Since then, hundreds of thousands of citizens and companies have reserved their personal Internet address with a geographic domain extension.
eco has issued a statement regarding Article 28 of the recently published NIS2 Directive. The draft contains EU-wide minimum standards for cybersecurity, impacting operators of critical infrastructure, among others. The newly introduced Article 28 affects not only operators of critical infrastructure, but also all “TLD name registries and entities providing domain name registration services” – regardless of their size.
The ICANN77 Policy Forum was recently hosted in the city of Washington D.C. United States and took place from 12 to 15 June 2023. Which topics were under discussion and what insights emerged? This was covered at the subsequent ICANN77 Readout, hosted by eco – Association of the Internet Industry and ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Registration for this year’s ICANN78 General Annual Meeting from 21 - 25 October in Hamburg is now open. Together with DENIC eG and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, eco –Association of the Internet Industry is hosting the 25th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
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.
eco – Association of the Internet Industry & ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers held a joint ICANN77 Readout to summarise and discuss selected topics from the recent Policy Forum in Washington, D.C.
Public Interest Registry (PIR), Realtime Register & eco's topDNS Initiative invite you to the first in a series of topDNS best practice webinars to showcase what the domain name industry is doing to fight DNS abuse. In 2019, Public Interest Registry (PIR), the registry for the .ORG top level domain, launched an incentive...
Showcase your skills and creativity at the 2023 .eu Web Awards! This year marks the 10th anniversary of this prestigious event, presented by longtime eco member EURid, and they're looking for the most impactful, innovative, and stunning .eu, .ею, and .ευ websites out there.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has issued invitations to the ICANN77 Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. Once again, eco will be there on site. At this event, Oliver Süme (eco Chair of the Board), Thomas Rickert (eco Director Names & Numbers) and Lars Steffen (eco Director International) will represent the interests of eco member companies. Interested parties can attend either online or on-site.
For the first time since 1999 in Berlin, a meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will take place in Germany with ICANN78 from 21 to 26 October 2023 in Hamburg. In the run-up, eco is organising a series of events on the DNS (Domain Name System). On 21 April, the geoTLD.group and the eco Association...
On 15 May, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the eco Association, invited participants to two events in Berlin: An exclusive “Roundtable Luncheon for Business” at the Adlon hotel was followed by a reception plus panel discussion on regulation issues in the evening.
The ICANN76 Community Forum was recently hosted in the coast resort of Cancún, Mexico, and took place from 11 to 16 March 2023. Which topics were under discussion and what insights emerged? This was covered at the subsequent virtual ICANN76 Readout on 28 March, hosted by eco – Association of the Internet Industry and ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
On 8 and 9 May, registries, registrars, resellers as well as service providers and investors from the domains industry will again meet in Stockholm for the Nordic Domain Days 2023. The eco initiative topDNS is once again a partner of the conference and will be involved in the programme on the second day with the focus topic “Policy & Tech”:
The Names & Numbers Forum of the eco Association brings together more than 140 companies from the global domain industry. The Steering Committee of the eco Competence Group is now pleased to welcome three new members.
InterNetX and Sedo.com present the Global Domain Report 2023, their annual assessment of the state of the domain industry. The domain industry is constantly evolving, keeping up with trends in our society and changing market conditions. The report shows how the business of domain registrations and aftermarket sales remains...
How is it possible for special characters or characters of other languages to be universally accepted on the Internet? The Universal Acceptance Technical Training Day, which is organised by eco Association and the geoTLD Group, provides assistance, explains Ronald Schwärzler in an interview.
eco – Association of the Internet Industry & ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers invite you to a joint ICANN76 Readout to summarise and discuss selected topics from the Community Forum in Cancún. Speakers from different constituencies of the ICANN community will provide an overview of the...
An expert group of the international Internet administration ICANN ensures smooth time changeover of digital devices and applications. eco’s Managing Director Alexander Rabe sees this as a proofpoint for the functioning multi-stakeholder approach in Internet governance.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers invites you to the ICANN76 Community Forum in Cancún. The eco Association will attend the event and advocate among other things, for the protection of the DNS (Domain Name System) against abuse.
In November 2022, eco’s topDNS Initiative invited about 30 experts, including representatives of three different Directorate Generals by the EU Commission, to a workshop in Brussels to work together on a secure future for the DNS (Domain Name System). The topDNS Initiative has now published its 28-page final report.
To accompany the potential revitalisation of digital trade via the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, two transatlantic dialogues were jointly hosted by the European-based eco Association and the U.S.-based i2Coalition, with these taking place on 6 October 2022 in Washington, D.C., and on 6 December in Brussels.