Re: [alac] regional, cultural, city TLDs
> Anyone could propose a new TLD but they have to use one of the > ICANN-vetted "caterers" to host their party. > Then I'm thinking something like trademark law process kicks in-- Take a look at the discussions on Susan Crawford's blog, notably these two: http://scrawford.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2006/1/11/1659005.html http://scrawford.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2006/1/17/1682410.html There are useful links to papers on domain auctions and the like. The problem with pure accreditation is that there would likely be a thousand applicants, and although there seems to be little doubt that the roots could support a thousand TLDs, it would be rather risky to add them all at once. Regards, John Levine, johnl@xxxxxxxx, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies", Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, Mayor "More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.