The .us ccTLD has long been overshadowed by .com. In most countries their ccTLD today has more registrations than .com, but in the United States .com continues to overshadow .us for obvious reasons. Americans often view .com has their “own” TLD.
Today .com has over 128 million registrations globally while .us is closing in on 2.6 million, boosted significantly by a recent promotion that boosted registrations by around 800,000 according to Registrar Stats, itself a respectable figure. But given the US population not so.
So to help shape the future of .us registry operator Neustar is hosting a live town hall forum in October for anyone interested in the country code top level domain’s future.
The annual town hall is part of Neustar’s commitment to a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder model of domain registry management. It’s also an important aspect of ensuring that .US continues to be a vibrant namespace reflecting America’s diversity, creativity, and innovative spirit. Attendees have the opportunity to collaborate, share expertise and ideas, and discuss topics of interest and public service goals. Becky Burr, Neustar’s Chief Privacy Officer and member of the Board of Directors of ICANN, will also be presenting on the topic of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as it applies to .US and the registry community.
The free virtual .US Town Hall Webcast will take place on Thursday, 5 October, 2017 at 15:00. EST. Neustar says you can expect a rundown of the current state of the domain industry and .US, policy considerations for domain growth, and community outreach to establish top civic priorities for future direction.
Featured speakers include the .US Stakeholder Council Chair and Neustar representatives. If you’re interested in the .US domain space or internet growth and trends, you don’t want to miss this discussion! Register now.