ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

John LeCoque 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:
>>> http://tech.slashdot.org/**story/11/06/17/202245/<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<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.
> Paul

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