ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Jun 17 21:59:06 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Conrad" <drc at virtualized.org>

> 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....

FFS, David.  I didn't say "new gTLDs".  I said, rather specifically, 
"commercial gTLDs", IE: gTLDs *proprietary to a specific commercial 
enterprise*.  http:///www.apple

And no, I had not heard *any noise* that anyone was seriously considering
this up until this announcement.

-- jra
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