ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Zaid Ali zaid at zaidali.com
Fri Jun 17 22:12:13 UTC 2011

On Jun 17, 2011, at 2:54 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Joel Barnard" <jbarnard at nwic.ca>
>> I hope they've considered what will happen if you go to
>> http://localhost/ or
>> http://pcname/
>> Is that the local networks pcname, or the gTld pcname?
>> Are we going to have to start using a specially reserved .local gTld?
> No, of *course* ICANN didn't give any engineering thought to it.  Cause the
> engineers?  Are all *here*.  And David Conrad's apparently the only guy
> who's heard about it.  :-)

I have seen many NANOG folks at ICANN meetings discussing this and also active on ALAC so David isn't the only guy. Also do a search on the list and you will find threads dating back.



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