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  • The geoTLD Brochure

    Posted on November 9, 2018 by Dirk Krischenowski in Uncategorized.

    We are proud to present our first geoTLD image brochure that gives an introduction of why our member cities and regions had applied for an own top-level domain and also provides a comprehensive overview of our association, its members and activities, with many usage examples. Our 39 operators of geographical top-level domains, including .stockholm, .nyc, […]

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  • The geoTLD GDPR Survey 2018

    Posted on October 12, 2018 by Dirk Krischenowski in Uncategorized.

    Scope of the geoTLD GDPR Survey 2018 The application of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the DNS is a hot topic within the ICANN community.  However, since the implementation of the GDPR on May 25th, 2018, there has been little public data on: How many WHOIS data requests have been made at […]

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  • geoTLDs at ICANN 61 in San Juan

    Posted on March 29, 2018 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts, Uncategorized.

    At the recent 61th meeting of ICANN in San Juan (Puerto Rico) the number one topic was the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be effective from 25 May 2018. Several sessions with governmental representatives dominated the seven days agenda, including participants like David Redl, new chief of the US National Telecommunications […]

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  • Mapping Virtual Space to the Geographical Environment

    Posted on March 13, 2017 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts, Uncategorized.

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  • geoTLDs meeting with Governments

    Posted on March 12, 2017 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts, Uncategorized.

    Today the members of our working group “geoTLDs and the GAC” were meeting with the plenary of the Governmenmental Advisory Committee (GAC) at the ICANN meeting in Copenhagen. Sebastien Ducos (.melbourne, …), Katrin Ohlmer (.berlin, …) and Marianne Georgelin (.paris, …) presented the current status of the group and discussed various topics of concerns. The […]

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  • GeoTLDs partly substitute ccTLDs

    Posted on November 15, 2016 by Dirk Krischenowski in Uncategorized.

    ICANNs latest new gTLD study results of the “Phase II Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the New gTLD Program” explores whether the program has affected competition in the domain name marketplace. Indeed it was found that GeoTLD registrations may have an impact on the ccTLD registrations: There continues to be no aggregate (worldwide) […]

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  • GeoTLDs meet at ICANN 57 in Hyderabad

    Posted on November 6, 2016 by Dirk Krischenowski in Uncategorized.

    Representatives of over 25 geographic top-level domain (GeoTLD) operator were meeting for their regular meeting at ICANN 57 in Hyderabad. It was the first time the group met as incorporated association. Key topics of the meeting included latest ICANN developments, key performance indicators, grwoth patterns and many other topis. The group also welcomes its latest […]

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  • GeoTLDs and City Branding Indexes

    Posted on January 21, 2016 by Dirk Krischenowski in Uncategorized.

    The serious inaugural Guardian Cities brand barometer ranks world cities on everything from transport and weather to crime and social ‘buzz’. I’ve add another layer to this ranking which marks those cities that have an own top-level domain. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/may/06/from-milan-to-mecca-the-worlds-most-powerful-city-brands-revealed The full list, and how Saffron Brand Consultants created it ‘It’s not about the nicest […]

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