ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Mon Jun 30 00:42:07 UTC 2008

* Jeroen Massar:

> Some people are going to get very rich over this. I hope that they
> drown in the money just as the Internet will drown in all the crap
> TLD's, not even thinking of all the nice security issues which come
> along (home, mycomputer and .exe etc anyone ? :)

.exe abd .com are equivalent in this regard.  Oops.

> Thank you people doing all the ICANN politics for destroying the
> Internet.

I don't really see how this is substantially different from .me, .mobi,
.cat or .eu.  Basically, selling TLDs means that ICANN has some sort of
implied non-technical obligation of keeping them relatively scarce,
which is currently lacking AFAICT.

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