Afilias, the world’s second largest domain name registry, has joined the Management Board of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). The GCSC, setup in 2017, helps to promote the peaceful use of cyberspace to facilitate economic growth and the expansion of individual freedoms.
Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the third quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2018. Domain name registrations have grown by approximately 11.7 million, or 3.5 percent, year over year.
The Government of France is hosting the three-day meeting at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in parallel with the Paris Peace Forum on 11-13 November 2018. In announcing the offer, President of France Emmanuel Macron emphasized the importance of welcoming the IGF in Paris to share ideas and advance discussions on Internet governance issues.
IETF 103 promises a mix of discussions about brand new work, exploration of new directions for some well established working groups, and critical decisions needed to make progress on existing work items.