ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Sat Jun 18 02:09:40 UTC 2011

On Jun 17, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>> On Jun 17, 2011, at 3:13 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>>> http://apple/ is going to break a bunch of shit.
>> All fully qualified domain names have a trailing dot so that you know
>> where the root is. At least as parsed internally by your resolver...
> Sure.  And Apple's gonna make sure they put that trailing dot in their
> ads and links and stuff... and their users will, without fail, remember
> to type it.  :-) 

I suspect the folks who spend $185K + yearly fees will be able to afford 
engineering staff that will point out that a naked TLD is unlikely to
work for the great unwashed masses.  And if they don't, they'll get exactly
what they deserve.

What I suspect you'll more likely see will be macbook.apple or 
japan.cisco or copyright-enforcement.universal.



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