One excellent example of why Net Neutrality was a big deal (R.I.P.) and without it consumers just have to bend over and take it. This can only speed their demise, which sucks for me as there is no other comparable service in my area.
Google has a new offering: Introducting .app and I’m not impressed.
“A key benefit of the .app domain is that security is built in …”
I can’t tell if they’re being disingenuous or naive here, but to offer a “secure” domain name without encrypted DNS and WHOIS privacy seems like an idea that missed the mark. A “secure” domain name system must involve security at the domain name level. What they choose to enforce at the browser level is almost completely irrelevant.
That said, the HSTS aspect is a nice touch, assuming you’re going to use the domain for something based on HTTP.