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BREXIT – Challenges for the Domain Industry?

eco Names & Numbers Forum BREXIT sub-working group

Project Coordinators: Thomas Rickert & Lars Steffen
Published: September 2016, Update: April 2017
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A possible BREXIT is posing multiple challenges for the domain industry. Several registries on the market have local presence requirements only allowing for individuals and companies residing in the European Union or the European Economic Area to register domain names.

The eco Names & Numbers Forum hosted an inaugural remote meeting 27 July 2016 to set up a BREXIT sub-working group and address the policy and administrative questions that a BREXIT scenario poses. With this sub-working group, eco wants to make sure that no one is caught by surprise when BREXIT comes into full effect. However, it is valuable to discuss potential ways forward after a BREXIT so that those working on revised policies can take all options into account.

 

Universal Acceptance Fact Sheet

Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Author:Universal Acceptance Steering Group
Published: December 2016
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Universal Acceptance (UA) ensures that all domain names and email addresses can be used by all Internet-enabled applications, devices and systems. It is essential for the continued expansion of the Internet and provides a gateway to the next billion Internet users. It enables the private sector, government and societies to better serve their communities through the use of an increasing number of new domains, including non-Latin based, language-specific domain names in Arabic, Chinese and many other scripts.

 

Introduction to Universal Acceptance

Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Author: Universal Acceptance Steering Group
Published: May 2016, Latest Update: February 2017
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This document aims to be a comprehensive look at the issues around UA with some recommendations of good practice.  It’s target audience is the Systems Architects and Developers who have been tasked with getting their applications UA Ready.

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG), established by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is a community- led, industry-wide initiative working on creating awareness and identifying and resolving problems associated with the universal acceptance of domain names. The purpose of these efforts is to help ensure a consistent and positive experience for Internet users globally.

For more information on the UASG and recent developments, visit: www.uasg.tech

 

Universal Acceptance Quick Guide

Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Author: Universal Acceptance Steering Group
Published: April 2016
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The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG), established by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is a community- led, industry-wide initiative working on creating awareness and identifying and resolving problems associated with the universal acceptance of domain names. The purpose of these efforts is to help ensure a consistent and positive experience for Internet users globally.

For more information on the UASG and recent developments, visit: www.uasg.tech

 

Middle East and Adjoining Countries DNS Study

.eu Insights

Author: EURid
Published: January 2016
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ICANN selected a consortium led by the .eu Registry (EURid), with support from Emily Taylor Internet Research, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property and Oxford Information Labs, to conduct the DNS study.

The report, based on qualitative and quantitative data gathered in 2015, draws on relevant benchmarks and best practices developed in the global ccTLD environment. The data presented in this report was gathered from a variety of sources, including a specially commissioned multi-country user survey, direct contact with ccTLD registries and registrars, and extensive data analysis of the gTLD open zone files.

 

World report on Internationalised Domain Names 2015

.eu Insights

Author: EURid
Published: December 2015
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The report demonstrates that the use of IDNs can lead to better Internet uptake by different language groups. While much of the information available on the Internet in the past has been dominated by one or a few languages, that will change dramatically in the future making the Internet a true Babel for the world's different communities and language groups.

 

German Position Paper

Guidelines and Recommendations for action for the IANA Stewardship Transition

Authors: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (for the German government), eco – Association of the Internet Industry, Denic e.G., ISOC .DE (Internet Society German Chapter e.V.), DotBerlin, KRBE GmbH, Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH
Published: 26 March 2015
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eco – the Association of the German Internet Industry is presenting the Registrar Atlas for the third time. It examines eight markets: Bulgaria, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Russia. Nearly 300 representatives participated in the online survey, which supplied data material for the study.

 

Internet 2020

An Analysis of how new gTLDs will transform the Internet

Author: NetNames
Published: June 2014
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NetNames has published the Internet 2020 report with the objective of providing an insightful, data-driven analysis of the biggest trends that are set to transform the Internet in the second half of this decade.

 

Registrar Atlas 2013

A look at the domain industry with a comparison of countries

Authors: Thomas Rickert, Janett Schmidt
Published: June 2013
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eco – the Association of the German Internet Industry is presenting the Registrar Atlas for the third time. It examines eight markets: Bulgaria, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Russia. Nearly 300 representatives participated in the online survey, which supplied data material for the study.

 

Registrar Atlas 2012

A look at the domain industry with a comparison of countries

Authors: Thomas Rickert, Janett Schmidt
Published: April 2012
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After presenting the first Registrar Atlas 2011, which examined the German market, eco Association of the German Internet Industry is now publishing a comparative study of the markets in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany for the first time.

 

Registrar Atlas 2011

A look at Germany`s domain name industry

Authors: Thomas Rickert, Janett Schmidt, Roman Woznik, Katrin Mallener, Peter Koller
Published: October 2011
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This study provides the first record of the domain name industry, systematises business areas, numbers of employees and product chains.