ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Jun 18 04:30:22 CDT 2011


On Jun 18, 2011, at 1:47 AM, Mark Andrews wrote:

> 
> In message <201106180718.p5I7IrBe020792 at mail.r-bonomi.com>, Robert Bonomi write
> s:
>> 
>>> Subject: Re: ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs
>>> From: Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>
>>> 
>>> MacDonald's would likely get title to .macdonalds under the new rules, 
>>> right?
>>> 
>>> Well... Which MacDonald's?
>>> 
>>> 1.	The fast food chain
>>> 2.	O.C. MacDonald's Plumbing Supply
>>> 3.	MacDonald and Sons Paving Systems
>>> 4.	MacDonald and Madison Supply Company
>>> 5.	etc.
>> 
>> Easy to resolve (excuse the pun) _that_ one.
>> 
>> The _senior_ claimant to that domain would be Clan MacDonald, of Scotland.
>> 
>> Who gets 'apple'?  Apple (the computer company), Apple (the record company)?
>>  How about the 'fruit of the month' club?
>> 
>> Now, if you want a _hard_ problem, who gets to register 'YellowPages' ?
>> <*EVIL* grin>
> 
> YellowPages would work.  It's used under licence.
> 
> au.YellowPages
> uk.YellowPages
> 
> As for single label hostnames, RFC 897 got rid of single label
> hostnames and they should not come back.  They are a security issue,
> see RFC 1535.
> 
> This has been pointed out in the past.
> 
> Mark
> -- 
> Mark Andrews, ISC
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> PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: marka at isc.org

All true. However, since TLDs will now be run by anyone with $185k/year to get
what they want...

Owen





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