How many domains are there? (And other stats from Verisign’s domain industry brief)
Verisign, the registry behind .com and .net, has released their September 2016 issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, and with it, shared some insight about the growth and revenue of domain names across all TLDs.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most interesting facts and figures shared in the report:
The facts and falsehoods behind the upcoming ICANN transition
There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the upcoming transition of ICANN out of the federal oversight of the U.S. government in favor of allowing the organization to function independently. The issue has become highly publicized due to the efforts of various politicians, but along the way many of the facts about the issue have been distorted.
Announcement: Domains via drones and the future of Name.com
As a registrar and part of the tech community, we take pride in being innovators. We like to think that we are creative thinkers who embrace the new and come up with ideas for making our service better, faster, and more reliable. We’re very excited to announce a giant step in innovation for the entire domain name industry. We’re proud to unveil a change that could alter the domain industry as we know it.
Future of News series highlights journalism in a digital age
Journalism today looks very different than it did 50 years ago. Or even a decade ago. Or even a few years ago. In the midst of a digital age, industries are transforming the way they do business in an attempt to meet the changing needs and expectations of today’s consumers. This is especially true for the field of journalism, which continues to endure despite numerous claims throughout the years that the profession is dying out.
Journalism has survived the technological upheaval of recent years for a simple reason: It adapted. Newspapers moved to an online format. Broadcast journalists adopted Twitter as a new way to discover and report breaking news. And reporters who may have started their careers writing news stories via typewriter now curate news through mobile apps. Journalism as we know it is in the midst of a transformation that will shape the way we find and share news in the years to come.
.BRAND domains see significant growth in 2015
Slowly but surely, the way people navigate websites may be changing. We’re used to typing in a URL we’re familiar with and then clicking through the site to navigate to where we want to go. Or we might hop on our favorite social network and search for a particular business or individual to follow along with their feed. But with the rising popularity of .BRAND domains, this practice may eventually fade away in favor of a more streamlined website navigation experience.