what problem are we solving? (was Re: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs)

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Jun 30 16:13:14 CDT 2008


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 05:04:19PM -0400, Jean-Fran?ois Mezei wrote:
> Bill Nash wrote:
> > Off the top of my head, I can see some high dollar fist fights breaking 
> > out for .sex, .porn, .games, .hotel, etc. It'll be like the .alt tree on 
> > usenet for people with money. There may also be an actual fist fight over 
> > TLDs like .irc, .leet, .goatse, and .krad. Maybe not .krad.
> 
> Say I am a pastry chef, and I pay $40 per year for "pastry.com", I got
> it because I signed up early and now cherish my domain name. I am a
> small business.
> 
> But now, some rich guy can come in and bid for .pastry
> 
> I have no money to participate in this endeavour, and no intentions of
> running my own TLD. All I can do is voice an objection, but if the other
> guy is also involved in food, he is likely to convince ICANN's comittees
> that it is a legitimate request.
> 
> Then you end up with pastry.com being the original small business, and
> .pastry being anything else. This will lead to a lot of confusion.

I don't see that, and I don't see why a holder of pastry.com would have
any valid reason at all to block a .pastry TLD registry -- let's
remember; we're talking about registries here, not registrars.

Cheers,
-- jra
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