Domain Industry

“Splinternet”: Goodbye free Internet?

Twenty years ago, the internet emerged as a global playground where information was shared freely. Today, everyone has a different idea of how it should be regulated, by whom, and to what extent. What is the future of the Internet in the era where geopolitical manoeuvring often takes place in the virtual space? Security concerns, […]

Domain Industry

Island demands return of its “naked” ccTLD

Kevin Murphy, January 5, 2021, 17:58:04 (UTC), Domain Policy The Pacific island nation of Niue is loudly demanding that ICANN hand over control of its ccTLD, .nu, after two decades of bitter argument. The government has taken the highly unusual move of filing a redelegation request with ICANN’s IANA unit publicly, forwarding it to other governments and […]

Domain Industry

.Com winners and Losers: Dynadot stays hot

BY ANDREW ALLEMANN — SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 DOMAIN REGISTRARS 4 COMMENTS Dynadot remains in the top ten registrars for new .com registrations. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers April 2019. Dynadot jumped into the top ten last month and it managed to stay there again this month. […]