Yes, it still seems to be working. Far as I can tell. Not that I’ve ever had that many visitors to Ye Olde Abode. But I don’t expect to be affected much.
It’s the future that could be scary. Just ask Mark Grabowski, an internet law prof at Adelphi U. on Long Island, NY. He’s not confident it will turn out well at all.
“There is currently nothing prohibiting ICANN, post-transition, from eliminating or transferring what are essentially the Web addresses for U.S. government and military websites. A company owned by or located in Russia or China could end up managing whitehouse.gov, fbi.gov or army.mil. Losing control of these web domains would put our nation’s security at risk.
“Another concern is transparency. Publicly available databases, which show who owns what domain name and how to contact them, could disappear. Companies and law enforcement rely on these to resolve infringement and cybersecurity issues, and eliminating access would have a severe effect on businesses’ ability to protect themselves.”
Most of bye, bye Internet pieces are sanguine about it. No biggie. Grabowski’s is not.