ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Paul Graydon paul at paulgraydon.co.uk
Fri Jun 17 21:44:07 UTC 2011

On 06/17/2011 11:33 AM, David Conrad wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2011, at 11:23 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>>>> http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/06/17/202245/
>>> You just learned about this now?
>> In fact I did.  I certainly haven't seen it mentioned on NANOG in the last 6
>> months or so; where should I have seen it?
> New TLDs have been discussed now for over a decade.  Press (both technical and popular) on ICANN activities have ratcheted up significantly recently, particularly with the approval of .XXX (which was recently discussed here on NANOG: http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2011-March/034488.html). Not blaming/accusing, just surprised this would be a surprise. I guess I've been living in the layer9 cloud too long....
> Regards,
> -drc
I've seen the stuff about adding a few extra TLDs, like XXX.  I haven't 
seen any references until now of them considering doing it on a 
commercial basis.   I don't mind new TLDs, but company ones are crazy 
and going to lead to a confusing and messy internet.


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