What impact could changes to Chrome have on domain names?
Yesterday I wrote about a WIRED story discussing the Google Chrome team’s efforts to change how it displays a site’s identity.
The reaction was pretty strong. Any threat to URLs seems like a threat to domain names.
But let’s take a step back and think more about this.
The idea is to make sure people visiting a website understand the identity of the website. Who runs it? Is it the site I intended to visit? Is it legit?
We can all agree that knowing these answers is a good thing. The question is how to convey this information, and how much of it can be conveyed in the “address bar” of a browser. Click here to continue reading…