ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Ray Soucy rps at maine.edu
Mon Jun 20 16:36:26 UTC 2011

Technical issues aside (and there are many...)

How long before we see marketing campaigns urging people to only trust
".band" and that ".com" et. al. are "less secure".

With a $185,000 application fee this tends to really kill small
businesses and conditions the public to favor ecommerce with the
giants, not to mention a nice revenue boost for ICANN.

Would love to hear the dirt on backroom conversations that led to this

Hopefully there will be enough public outcry to reverse it... but I'm
not optimistic.

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 5:04 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> Aw, Jeezus.
> No.  Just, no.
>  http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/06/17/202245/
> Cjeers,
> -- jra
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Ray Soucy

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