Mapping the Internet

Continuing the theme of connectivity, today's blog looks at some research that shows that even though the Internet only exists in cyberspace, it is nonetheless strongly "territorialized".

Dr Matthew Zook's research focus can be broadly described as an interest in technological change and shifting geographies of globalization. Given his long standing interest and work with domain names, he decided to create a map in kmz format (deployed in Google Earth) to create a representation of the domain name system. Details can be found at his website at: http://www.zook.info/tld_map.html

The map below highlights the political and technical locations of the domain name system.

Of particular interst to me is the proliferation of top level domains (TLDs) in the Caribbean.

More on Mapping Cyberspace.

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