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.


„Da ist mehr unternehmerische Courage gefordert“

Digitalisierung in Deutschland

Trotz positiver Grundstimmung kommt die Digitalisierung in Deutschland eher schleppend voran. Zudem sprechen Skeptiker von dem Verlust von Arbeitsplätzen. Diese Skepsis beruht aber auf einer zu eingeschränkten Wahrnehmung, meint eco Geschäftsführer Harald A. Summa im Interview und erläutert die Chancen der Digitalisierung.


joining the dots in the Internet industry

The new monthly eco e-magazine, dotmagazine, has just been launched. Issue 1 is available now at!

For our first issue, we’ve taken an topic that’s been important to us since the early days of the Internet – and will continue to be into the future: Security. Our focus ranges from securing Internet infrastructure and mitigating DDoS attacks through to securing company IT against targeted and untargeted attacks, and on to IoT security and the burgeoning e-health industry, with its electronic patient records and Internet-capable pacemakers. And we take a look into the future, at the potential for quantum computing to turn our current cyber security on its head.

We are delighted to have insights in this first issue from a range of eco members – including Akamai, AV-Test, DWF, Fieldfisher, Fidelis Cybersecurity, if(is), Intel Security, Hornetsecurity, NDIX, and Verizon.

Find out what makes the Internet industry tick at

  • Understand the drivers of the digital economy
  • See how the Internet is changing society and industry
  • Find out how enterprises can handle digital transformation
  • Read what the industry is doing to make the Internet safer and more secure
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest trends and studies
  • Stay informed on European policy and regulations
  • Get advice on doing business in Germany

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Nationales und internationales Engagement für 1.000 Mitglieder

eco Vorstandsvorsitzender Prof. Michael Rotert im Interview

eco ist mit 1.000 Mitgliedsunternehmen der größte Verband der Internetwirtschaft in Europa und weit über die Grenzen Deutschlands bekannt – und aktiv. Wo und wie eco sich engagiert, erläutert der Vorstandsvorsitzende Professor Michael Rotert im Interview.

Herr Prof. Rotert, wie wirft eco seine Größe im europäischen beziehungsweise internationalen Umfeld in die Waagschale?