Re: [alac] Analysis of .coop, .museum, and .aero renewals
> Yes, and I thought the application fees were supposed to cover > ICANN's evaluation and negotiation costs. The ongoing oversight > costs to ICANN for a TLD should be negligible, especially if it has > few registrants. Maybe, maybe not. Consider the name speculation mess in .pro. Oversight of an unsponsored TLD where anyone can sign up should be easy. Sponsored TLDs are turning out to be painful, partly in case the sponsor doesn't enforce the rules, partly because they all find out that nobody wants to register and they come back and ask for special treatment to make it easier, or relax the rules, or whatever. Regards, John Levine, johnl@xxxxxxxx, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies", Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, Mayor "I shook hands with Senators Dole and Inouye," said Tom, disarmingly.