unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Mon Jun 20 16:17:04 UTC 2011

Another avenue could be At-Large.  The North American Regional At-Large
Organization (NARALO)  - uniquely amongst the RALO's - accepts individual



On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 10:26 PM, David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> wrote:

> Well, yes, ICANN could have contracted parties (e.g., the new gTLDs) do
> this. A bit late to get it into the Applicant's Guidebook, but maybe
> something could be slipped in after the fact.  Who is going to lead the
> contingent from NANOG to raise this in the GNSO?
> Of course, changing existing contracts tends to be challenging since the
> contracted parties have to agree to the changes and I wouldn't be surprised
> if they demanded ICANN give something up in exchange for agreeing to this
> new restriction. It'll probably take a while.
> ICANN can respectfully request ccTLD folks do the same, but whether or not
> the ccTLDs listen is a separate matter.  If the ccTLD folks feel they gain
> benefit from having naked TLDs, they'll tell ICANN to take a hike.
> Not sure what will happen with the IDN ccTLDs since they appear to be sort
> of a combination of ccTLDs and contracted parties.
> You probably know all this, but things in the ICANN world probably don't
> work the way most folks think.
> Regards,
> -drc

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