ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs
jleq96 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 21:48:43 UTC 2011
If ICANN continues this stupidity, perhaps it will finally be feasible for
an alternate DNS root to gain a following? Although that would lead to a
fractured DNS system, which really isn't in the best interests of anybody.
On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Paul Graydon <paul at paulgraydon.co.uk>wrote:
> On 06/17/2011 11:33 AM, David Conrad wrote:
>> On Jun 17, 2011, at 11:23 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>>>> 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/**
>> Not blaming/accusing, just surprised this would be a surprise. I guess I've
>> been living in the layer9 cloud too long....
> 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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