The Politics of New Internet Domain Names

In a new post on TheConversation.com, I revisit an old research topic of mine: the political signification of internet domain names with reference to changing modalities of state territory:


Domain name expansion signals political shift of internet

By Philip Steinberg, Durham University

The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has begun rolling out what could eventually become more than 1,000 new generic top-level domain names – the part of an internet address that comes after the “dot”. It’s a move that will change how the internet as we know it looks and feels and has significant political implications to boot.

Read the full article at The Conversation.


2 comments on “The Politics of New Internet Domain Names

  1. I thought you might be interested in the attached links for the new .cymru and .wales website that I’m involved in – http://www.eincartrefarlein.org.uk and we.ourhomeonline.org.uk

    I’m on the Wales advisory committee for Nominet, and the campaign for the new domains has been very interesting politically.

    Aled Eirug

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