- Civil Society
LACTLD, together with the DNS Research Federation (DNSRF), proposes to develop a system of indicators to measure the evolution of the DNS ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on ccTLDs. The project will seek to build a data matrix with the main variables for DNS analysis in the region, including data contributions from the ccTLD community in the region.
The objective of this measurement project is to advance the understanding of the DNS ecosystem, study achievements and development opportunities for the ccTLD community, and document its contribution to the digitization processes in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The data will be processed and analyzed through the DNSRF data analysis platform, and used to generate a set of indicators that allows the identification of trends and development opportunities in the DNS ecosystem. The indicators will be presented through an online platform that will be updated live, allowing continuous visualization and measurement over time. Indicators to be analyzed will include statistics on market players (registries, ICANN-accredited and non-ICANN-accredited registrars, resellers, hosting companies and other relevant service providers); statistics on domain registration and its evolution; domain usage trends (considering parked domains); and indicators of levels of abuse, among others to be determined between LACTLD and the DNSRF.
The launch of the indicators will be accompanied by the production of a diagnostic report that analyzes trends observed at the time of publication. The regional scope study will aim to address the main trends in the regional DNS ecosystem, the main indicators that explain these trends, and the challenges and opportunities for DNS development in the region.