ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
zaid at zaidali.com
Thu Jun 26 15:54:00 CDT 2008
I hear from my friend's attending ICANN in Paris that there are tons
of business folks who want to scoop up a gTLD. I haven't heard of
anything that will be structured so looks like it will be a blood bath.
On Jun 26, 2008, at 1:34 PM, Ken Simpson wrote:
>> Two years ago I posed the question here about the need for TLDs
>> I summerizsed that companies IP (Intellectual Property) guidelines
>> would never allow domain.org to exist if they owned domain.com
>> (ibm.org vrs ibm.com). I felt that TLDs really represented a
>> monetary harvesting scheme as every new TLD forced companies to "pay
>> for yet another domain name" (slowly milking businesses). At that
>> time several knowledgeable folks commented that TLDs were necessary
>> in the beginning due to the need to distribute queries. Now it
>> seems, ICANN has decided to add a new paradigm :-) How will a TLD
>> like .ibm be handled now, and how is this different than what I
>> proposed in 2006?
> How will ICANN be allocating these? An auction format? It will be a
> blood bath otherwise.. And for abuse and spam, this is a nightmare.
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