From: adam beecher (adam at domain iewebs.com)
Date: Thu 11 May 2000 - 22:03:09 IST
> 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...
"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 domains are
now scrabbling to get their gTLD's added to the root, and, well, they can't all
get in there now can they? :)
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