ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Sun Jun 19 17:08:39 CDT 2011


The NTIA issued a new notice to ICANN on Tuesday emphasizing it's desire for
"functional separation" of IANA

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/frnotices/2011/FR_IANA_<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/frnotices/2011/FR_IANA_FurtherNOI_06102011.pdf>
FurtherNOI_06102011.pdf<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/frnotices/2011/FR_IANA_FurtherNOI_06102011.pdf>

Larry Strickling spoke about it at the INET New York the same day
http://bit.ly/inetnyarchive

He also mentioned an extra hurdle-  "in the global public interest" - for
new gTLDs, surely inspired by .xxx

j



On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Paul Vixie" <vixie at isc.org>
>
> > David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> writes:
> > > 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.
> >
> > yes. for one example, see:
> >
> > http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-04jan08.htm
> >
> > other rootops who have spoken about this have said similar/compatible
> > things.
>
> Just to clarify, since I'm responsible for that particular red herring,
> I had at the time forgotten that the TLD zone don't actually *live* in
> the root -- I know; silly me, right? -- and that the root wouldn't be
> affected by the sort of things that previously-2LD now TLD operators
> might want to do with their monocomponent names...
>
> which as someone pointed out, a 3-digit RFC forbids for security reasons
> anyway.
>
> Cheers,
> -- jra
> --
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