ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs
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
>>> 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,
>>> 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.
> 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 Andrews, ISC
> 1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
> 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...
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