ECLID members present four applications for cultural and linguistic generic top level domains

Four of the five members of the group European Cultural and Linguistic Domains (ECLID) are on the list of new generic top level domains applications posted by ICANN, the organisation that governs the Domain Name System of the Internet. They are .bzh, which seeks a domain for the language and culture of Brittany; .eus, for the Basque language and culture; .gal, for the Galician language and culture; and .scot, for the Scottish languages and culture.

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Who Cares About 50,000 .CAT’s?

By Nacho Amadoz, Chair of ECLID – European Cultural and Linguistic Internet Domains

This past May 19th, 5 years after its sunrise, puntCAT arrived at the 50,000 domain names landmark. We know that, nowadays, 50,000 domain names may hardly be described as shocking news, and, certainly, this is not our limit, and we believe there’s still plenty of room for .cat to grow. Then, who and why should care about this number ?

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Governments Should Promote Cultural Diversity on the Internet

The entire new gTLD applicant community is awaiting, patiently, the forthcoming Brussels meeting between the ICANN Board and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to take place from February 28th. After years of delays to the new gTLD process, ICANN and the GAC will try to reach an agreement on how and when to launch the new Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) programme.

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ECLID presentation – June 24th 2010

It will be an introduction to European cultural and linguistic Top Level Domains, followed by a debate on the benefits these initiatives can provide to their communities, as well as to the global net.
This event is addressed to an audience composed of members of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), CENTR (Council of
European National Top Level Domains Registries), MEP’s, and members of
the Comission High Level Group on Internet Governance.
The panel consists of three speakers in an exceptional position to provide a balanced insight of the relevance of cultural and linguistic top level domains :
– Mr . Bertrand de la Chapelle, special envoy for the Information Society,
French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
– Mr . Mathieu Weil, CEO Afnic (.fr) and CENTR chair
– Mr . Jordi Iparraguirre, CEO Fundació puntCAT (.cat)

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