.nyc - here we go...

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 04:23:13 UTC 2013

> Great, Let's see what happens.
> If history is any teacher...
There is not much history here to look at... .cc and .tk are ccTLDs, based
out of sovereign states. They are delegated into the root by ICANN (more
precisely by IANA, which is currently a contract also granted to ICANN) and
that's it. What they do with 2LDs/3LDs are not under community scrutiny,
unless the ccTLD operator is also operated on a multi-stakeholder basis.

gTLDs operate under ICANN compliance regime and are required to abide by
community policies. Will this be enough ? We don't know yet, but people
have given some thought trying to find a way it is enough, and can require
further mechanisms if the initial ones fail.


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