MEDIA: ICANN rejects .xxx domain

Peter Dambier peter at
Fri May 12 18:48:27 UTC 2006

Steve Gibbard wrote:
> Note that there are a lot more TLDs than just .COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.  
> The vast majority of them are geographical rather than divided based on 
> organizational function.  For large portions of the world, the local TLD 
> allows domain holders to get a domain paid for in local currency, for a 
> price that's locally affordable, with local DNS servers for the TLD.  
> For gTLDs they'd have to pay in US dollars, at prices that are set for 
> Americans, and have them served far away on the other ends of expensive 
> and flaky International transit connections.
> -Steve

The problem with ccTLDs is the same as with telefone numbers. You lose
them as soon as you move.

Maybe that is not a problem in north america, but in europe it is. You
must live in a country to be allowed to register and keep a domain there.

Peter and Karin

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