Welcome to another edition of Domainer Comics, the open-ended coverage of current domain industry events. Sometimes, it’s about fun subjects, other times it’s about serious subjects. Today, October 1st, 2016 marks the end of the Internet era as we know it. Effective today, IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority responsible for the global coordination of […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Greetings and salutations, my domainer brothers and sisters; this is Father Domainicus, on a fine yet smoldering hot Sunday afternoon. Many a domain investor have asked me recently, Father Domainicus, what is going on with ICANN and the end of the United States’ God-given authority on the Internet? Without a doubt ICANN, a US-based non-profit, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Today is the very last day of the Internet as we know it. Back in April, we shared the bad news of how a bunch of scholars want to change the way the Internet is written. No more capitalization of the first letter, as if it were a lowly network unworthy of praise. And yet, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
I say Internet, you say Internyet. The Russian government is getting ready to police its citizens’ Internet access, in a move aimed at controlling free speech within Russia. A new bill to be voted into a law will ensure that a “Russian Internet” will be filtered in ways the government decides. The Russian segment of […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Big changes to the Internet are arriving in less than two months, and the global community is once again going to be polarized. While change is good, there are some things that are sacred, that are best left alone. After almost 25 years in active use of the Internet, its users will have to adjust; […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
You might be surprised to hear that the Internet as a concept wasn’t formulated in the 80’s, the 70’s or even the 1960’s. If we were to believe the Internet Organization, delightfully presenting its Frequently Asked Questions from Internet.org, the history of the Information Superhighway is entirely different. “Archeologists have found the ancestral Internet in […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
It’s embarrassing. It’s unforgivable. It’s preposterous. It’s outraging. It’s inexcusable. It’s horrific. It’s disappointing. But it’s true. This year, on March 15th, we missed the birthday of the first .com ever registered, Symbolics.com It’s now officially 27 years old, older than many newbie domainers. 😀 Happy belated birthday, Symbolics.com !Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Today, March 15th it’s the 25th anniversary of the first .com ever registered; technically setting the footprint of the commercial Internet. That first domain, Symbolics.com, registered on March 15, 1985 represents now an Internet monolith. The Internet brought forth many changes in everyday life. Here’s hoping to another 25!Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.