ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Jun 18 02:04:19 UTC 2011

On Jun 17, 2011, at 6:36 PM, David Conrad wrote:

> On Jun 17, 2011, at 2:37 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>> That's an *amazingly* oblique and de minimis reference to the topic on
>> point, couched in Eric's usually opaque language,
> Eric's writing style does take a bit of getting used to, but I usually find it enlightening (albeit occasionally in an existential way) :-).
>> and buried in a thread I'd long since stopped paying attention to by that point;
> It was the third message in the thread.
>> my apologies to you for not having seen it, since you seem to feel that's material.
> No need to apologize. As I said, I've been in layer 9 too long so I figured the whole .brand thing was common knowledge.  Sounds like ICANN should have a liaison to the NANOG world (perhaps the ARIN region ASO AC members can't do that?).
> Regards,
> -drc

I really don't think that namespace issues are part of the role for the ASO AC.

This is clearly a problem for ICANN's disaster-ridden domain-name side, and not
for the ASO/NRO side of things.

Frankly, it hadn't occurred to me that ICANN would actually do this, but, now that
it's happening, it doesn't really surprise me. Operationally, it's a horrible idea, but,
most of us in layers 1-4 stopped paying much attention to the disasters happening
at ICANN for DNS along time ago as we sort of came to believe that we didn't have
enough money to bribe^h^h^h^h^hinfluence the right people in a sufficiently
meaningful way to make our voices heard.


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