gTLDs opened up

Jimmy Hess mysidia at
Fri Jul 12 03:21:37 UTC 2013

On 7/11/13, Alex Buie <alex.buie at> wrote:

Wow...  that's pretty exciting;   long has the internet been plagued
by the scourge of global DNS name uniqueness.

The   10,000  fee to register in all zones,  practically guarantees,
that for some TLDs,  you could take advantage of the fact  that the
company only registered in one zone --  in order to piggyback on their
good name in other regions,   to display  pages dedicated to
advertising in those regions,   for the  2 or 3    people in that
region  using a DNS resolver that consults their root.

Now they just need to work on overcoming the fact  that their root
would nonetheless be inaccessible to fewer than  0.01bps  of
internet users' DNS resolvers.

> They apparently have different "zones" (ie, they run 5 different, separate
> roots), and you pay a different price depending on how many "zones" you
> want your TLD to be active in. (cf


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