Universal Acceptance of New gTLDS a USD 9.8 Billion Opportunity

A new study reveals a potential USD 9.8 billion growth opportunity in online revenue through a routine update to Internet systems, including those for speakers of languages that do not use the English script. The report from technology consulting and research firm Analysys Mason was commissioned by the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) and clearly …

Miami company launching .health to beat .com and .org

Miami-based dotHealth announced Tuesday it will launch the .health top-level domain, with the goal to be a premier web address for brands, organizations and individuals in the health and wellness industry. dotHealth launched the .co domain in 2010, then one of the few competing against the almighty .com, and sold it four years later. Since …

SIDN .nl domain registry scathing report on Dutch banks missing DNSSEC

SIDN, the Dutch domain registry, has released a report which  reports that the banking sector don’t have adequate DNSSEC security. The DNSSEC Inventory 2017 (currently only in Dutch) describes the DNSSEC security status of the Netherlands’ most important domain names, of which the biggest offenders are the Dutch banking industry. SIDN analysed more than seven …

Council of Europe Paper discusses .Africa legal process from a human rights perspective

The new gTLD process has created many precedents, apart from being the largest ever single expansion of domains; it has also raised pertinent issues that touch on many spheres of ethics, human rights, ownership, brands among others. .Africa is among the most controversial domains having gone through an unprecedented path of accountability. The domain has …

Is Yahoo Collaborating With US Intelligence Agencies

It was revealed yesterday that Yahoo has been scanning people’s email for the federal government. Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. …

South Africa’s ZACR reportedly suspends thousands of org.za domains

South Africa’s ZA Central Registry (ZACR) the company tasked with administering second-level domains of the .ZA namespace  that includes .org.za has reportedly suspended thousands of org.za domains this week due to them not being transferred from a legacy system to ZACR-accredited Registrars. The suspended domains all org.za names that had not migrated across to new Registrars  …