Cynicism Mode ON.
You mean ICANN has actually made a decision and more importantly is
actually going to implement it, I'm amazed, as I happened to go to a couple
of ICANN meetings (They were in the same venues as other conferences like
APRICOT) so I went out of curiosity and the amount of "nothing" that
happens is staggering
At 02:05 PM 5/11/00, adam beecher wrote:
> > Well, it seems the EU mandarins want to do it - they're jealous of the
> > popularity of .com domain names. I read somewhere about a registration
> > company in the U.K. whcih claims to have taken 5000 .eu registrations - I
> > wonder what makes them think they have the right to do that ?
>Well, there's been companies selling domains in "new" gTLD's for years, even
>though ICANN (well, the DNSO) has only recently decided that they should be
>added at all.
>> > Are the new gTLDs actually going to happen or is it all still so much hot
> > air ?
>Going to happen, but not sure when...
>>http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20000321.NCwgc-report.html>>"Working Group C has reached rough consensus on two issues. The first is that
>ICANN should add new gTLDs to the root. The second is that ICANN should begin
>the deployment of new gTLDs with an initial rollout of six to ten new gTLDs,
>followed by an evaluation period."
>>So the real kick is that the companies who have been selling the new
>now scrabbling to get their gTLD's added to the root, and, well, they
>get in there now can they? :)
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