ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Jun 18 09:55:56 CDT 2011


>I believe the root server operators have stated (the equivalent of)
>that it is not their job to make editorial decisions on what the root
>zone contains.  They distribute what the ICANN/NTIA/Verisign gestalt
>publishes.

That has always been the case in the past.  Given the level of public
unhappiness that the US Dep't of Commerce has with ICANN's plan to add
zillions of new TLDs, and noting that several of the root servers are
run by agencies of the US government, who knows what will happen in
the future.

R's,
John




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