Domain Industry

MIT Researchers Estimate The Value Of Domain Name System (DNS) At $8 Billion

Roslyn LaytonSenior ContributorEnterprise TechInternational Tech Policy https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2021/03/23/cute-activewear-sets-for-workouts/?sh=2e25221536b2 Since 1985, the Domain Name System (DNS) has played a critical but underappreciated role to map names to internet addresses. Domain names have important value as intellectual property and marketing assets in addition to their ability to “route the money of the Internet.” The market value of global DNS […]

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Domain industry shrank in Q4, but as usual there’s a big BUT

http://domainincite.com/26389-domain-industry-shrank-in-q4-but-as-usual-theres-a-big-but Kevin Murphy, March 9, 2021, 12:09:22 (UTC), Domain Registries The worldwide domain name count shrank in the fourth quarter, according to newly released Verisign data, but as usual the numbers were hugely impacted by big swings in just a few TLDs. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf), which is mainly compiled from zone file counts, […]

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“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, […]

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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 […]

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.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. […]