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MarkMonitor Releases New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q2 2021

We’re happy to deliver this insight collection on Q2 2021, including a deep dive into the electric vehicle (EV) market and its crossover into the new gTLD and .brand space, building upon analysis from our recent 'The Road Ahead: Sustainable Vehicles Today and in the Future' reports. more

Afrinic’s IP Address Crisis Raises Red Flags for Entire African Internet’s Sustainability

The recent IP address crisis involving Africa’s regional internet registry (Afrinic) and Cloud Innovation has shaken up the internet industry, also raising the long-standing question if RIR’s IP asset governance policies are sustainable for long-term network growth. more

Using IP Geolocation Data to Support Regulatory Compliance

Complying with strict data privacy regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a must do. Violators can get penalized as much as €10 million or 2% of their annual turnover. This reality makes it critical for organizations, therefore, to employ strict employee, customer, and stakeholder data management policies. more

Together for the Good of the Internet: eco Complaints Office Registers More Reports Than Ever Before

For 25 years, the Complaints Office of eco -- Association of the Internet Industry has been successfully combatting illegal content on the Internet. The 2020 report now available shows that the independent hotline is making a significant contribution to the take-down and criminal investigation of illegal content. more

MarkMonitor Releases New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q4 2020

In our latest New gTLD Quarterly Report for the fourth quarter of 2020, we're pleased to provide a collection of articles about Q4 2020 topical registration activity, launch information, DNS abuse, .brand news and notes and industry meeting updates. more

Afilias Joins Global Encryption Coalition to Promote Internet Security

Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, today announced that it has joined the Global Encryption Coalition (globalencryption.org). The Global Encryption Coalition promotes and defends the use of strong encryption for everyone. By joining the coalition, Afilias has joined forces with over 50 civil society organizations, industry associations, and companies to defend encryption that helps protect everyone on the internet. more

The High Cost Of Privacy In A Post-GDPR World

It has officially been over a year since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect and in that time, we've come to see both the benefits, and the very serious drawbacks of this program. more

Afilias Endorses Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace Final Report at Paris Peace Forum

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) has presented its "Advancing Cyberstability" report at the Paris Peace Forum. The report is the culmination of the Commission's multi-stakeholder efforts over the past three years to offer – at a critical juncture in the future of cyberspace – a framework for cyber stability, norms of cyber-behavior for state and non-state actors, and recommendations for enhancing stability. more

Neustar and usTLD Stakeholder Council to Hold .US Town Hall Live Webcast

Join Neustar's town hall meeting and help shape the future of .US. Neustar, a leading provider of registry services, is hosting a live town hall forum to discuss the United States' country code Top-Level Domain, .US. It's a can't-miss event for anyone interested in the future of .US. more

Afilias Thanks Desiree Miloshevic for 12 Years of Service to ISOC

Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, today thanks Desiree Z. Miloshevic for her leadership and service to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society. more