As you may already know, e-flux is currently applying for the
rights to administer .art, one of many forthcoming top-level
domain names that ICANN (Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is releasing with the hope of
broadening the space of the internet and making it more legible.
We have developed a new site: www.artdomaincommunity.com where
you can learn more about our vision for the domain, the issues
involved, and what is at stake for the art community.
top-level domains will bring the internet into a completely new era, and
this means that managing the .art domain will be a massive responsibility
with few historical precedents. Visit
our discussion board to contribute your ideas on what
you think the domain of art on the internet should and could be.
Among the many parties that have applied to administer .art, e-flux is
the only one that represents a vast community of people who make, study,
and present art to the global public—and we need your support! To
grant the domains, ICANN needs to hear from the community of people who
gather around these names.
Between now and August 12, you
a public comment to ICANN to say why you think e-flux deserves
The comments will be considered by independent evaluators and
will make a real difference. Your endorsement comment can include your
name, a link, and a little bit about you or your organization. It could
also be a short note on how and why e-flux has been important over the
years to you, as an artist, curator, organization, writer, thinker, lover,
or practitioner of art.
P.S. We are profoundly thankful for the numerous
endorsements and letters of support we have received so far from museums,
art centers, independent and artist-run spaces, academies, publications,
galleries, international professional associations, and individual artists,
curators, and critics.