March 16, 2010
Over the past 25 years, the relationship between technology, the Internet and policymakers has definitely had its share of ups and downs. Technology -- and specifically the Internet -- has been the source of some of the most interesting and controversial policy debates in recent times. And increasingly, the Internet is the forum for these debates. For good or bad, much of this derives from the fact that policy, regulations, and laws, at times, have a difficult time keeping up with the ever-evolving, fast-paced advances of the Internet and the complex economic and social questions they raise.
The 25th anniversary of .com provides a perfect opportunity to explore the relationship between public policy and the Web. It's in everyone's interest to ensure the development and implementation of policies that enable growth and encourage innovation. So, on March 16th in Washington, DC, policy and technology influencers came together to examine the importance of .com to the continued growth of the Internet and our economy, its role in fostering and promoting societal change, and the potential still to be harnessed in an exciting and thought-provoking policy impact forum.
May 26, 2010
In 1985, the first .com domain was registered, igniting the birth of the consumer Internet, forever transforming our world, from commerce, to entertainment, philanthropy, education, government and even match-making. VeriSign, the long-time operator of the .com domain, is celebrating the impact 25 years of Internet innovation have had on our society.
The 25 Years of .com Gala, hosted by comedian Dana Carvey, will be a festive evening event celebrating the ".com 25." Selected by a distinguished panel of some of Silicon Valley's most important observers, the .com 25 honors the remarkable innovators, entrepreneurs and companies whose inspiring contributions were fundamental in shaping the Internet and, thereby, forever changing the way we think and act as individuals and as a society.