ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Jun 18 02:06:12 UTC 2011

On Jun 17, 2011, at 6:38 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David Conrad" <drc at virtualized.org>
>> 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) :-).
> Nicely put.
>>> and buried in a thread I'd long since stopped paying attention to by
>>> that point;
>> It was the third message in the thread.
> Yeah, I stopped after the first one. 
>>> 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?).
> I enter layers 8 and 9 only at gunpoint.  (It's people, and money, 
> ascending, right?)

I believe 8-10 are financial, political, religious (ascending), but, I suspect
that the layer ordering at those levels may be organization and/or
astronomical-phenomenon[1] dependent.


[1] May vary based on e.g. phase of the moon, time of day, etc.

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