For two and a half decades the Internet has connected and informed millions of people across the globe. It’s now easier than ever to join a community, spread the word about a cause or be part of something much bigger than yourself. There is no longer a need to rely exclusively on traditional media. The Net has fundamentally changed the way in which we communicate, and this has particular relevance in a region like ASEAN, with many countries separated even internally by island geography. But the Internet as we currently know it is changing. In addition to the web domain names we’re all familiar with – such as .org, .com and .net – hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are joining the online world. In fact, more than 1,000 new top-level domain names, the likes of which are expected to include .eco, .charity and .london for example, will go live over the next 12-18 months.