ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Mon Jun 30 12:36:29 UTC 2008

It seems to me that there are technical reasons to try and  
block .local, and maybe some other potential TLDs,
but that for .exe, .smtp, and other choices that confuse current  
browser implementations, a warning note is
about all the registrant can expect.

Of course, it would not surprise me if people are right now going  
through web logs and search logs and saying, hmm,
.smtp and .exe occur so often, they would make GREAT TLDs.


On Jun 30, 2008, at 8:28 AM, David Conrad wrote:

> On Jun 30, 2008, at 12:36 AM, Matthew Petach wrote:
>> If my company pays for and registers a new TLD, let's
>> call it "smtp" for grins, and I create an A record for "smtp."
>> in my top level zone file, how will users outside my company
>> resolve and reach that address?
> I suspect the assumption is that no one will actually do this since  
> it would have operational issues (as you note) and it would be  
> challenging to recover costs in the "traditional" manner (i.e.,  
> selling names under the TLD).  If someone were to try, perhaps it  
> would demonstrate the quote "stupidity, like virtue, is its own  
> reward"?
> Regards,
> -drc

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