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RE: [dnsproc-en] Re: Suggestions for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

> From: Joseph Friedman [josephf@touro.edu]
> At 09:20 AM 11/11/98 -0800, Christopher Ambler wrote:
> >>> Add as many new gTLDs as possible.  
> >>
> >>The technical opinion that the IAB reached a long while back is that
> >>adding hundreds of TLDs is technically safe, but that adding
> >>thousands would take us into unknown territory in terms of
> >>operational scale, and should be avoided in the foreseeable future.
> >
> >The irony being that there are only a handful of companies that want
> >to be registries, representing, at most, 30 TLDs.
> But there are MANY generic terms that many people want to use 
> as a TLD.

The list of TLD applications to IANA was posted to the iahc-discuss list
by Jon Postel. There were about 150 TLD applications by about 35
companies (the proposal at the time was for each company to serve 3 TLDs

Please show us the documentation for the "thousands" of "generic terms"
that have been submitted as TLD applications.

Simon Higgs

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