BREXIT Expert Paper Extended

Legal and Taxation Consequences for companies

The eco Association has updated its white paper “BREXIT – Challenges for the Domain Industry?”. It now highlights more strongly BREXIT’s legal and taxation consequences for companies.

“With the expected hard BREXIT, the legal uncertainties for companies are now greater than ever,” says Egon Schmitz, Certified Tax Advisor at the EGSZ Chambers and one of the authors of the paper.


Universal Acceptance of Domain Names is a USD 9.8 Billion Opportunity, New Study Shows

Analysys Mason assessment underscores importance of Universal Acceptance for the expansion of the Internet

Seattle, 11 April 2017 – 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 demonstrates the economic, social and cultural benefits of Universal Acceptance (UA) of Internet domains.


Leading Internet Associations Strengthen Cooperation

eco - Association of the Internet Industry e.V. - Europe’s largest Association serving the interests of the Internet Industry, with more than 1,000 members from more than 60 countries - and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), a rapidly growing association with 100+ of the largest and most influential members in the Internet infrastructure industry, plan to intensify their longstanding co-operation. Weiterlesen

Help Wanted… Universal Acceptance Programming & Scripting language and framework review

Universal Acceptance Steering Group


Universal Acceptance is a foundational requirement for a truly multilingual Internet, one in which users around the world can navigate entirely in local languages. It is also the key to unlocking the potential of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to foster competition, consumer choice and innovation in the domain name industry. To achieve Universal Acceptance, Internet applications and systems must treat all TLDs in a consistent manner, including new gTLDs and internationalized TLDs. Specifically, they must accept, validate, store, process and display all domain names.

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group is a community-based team working to share this vision for the Internet of the future with those who construct this space: coders. The group's primary objective is to help software developers and website owners understand how to update their systems to keep pace with an evolving domain name system (DNS).