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Re: [alac] regional, cultural, city TLDs

  • To: "Jean Armour Polly" <mom@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [alac] regional, cultural, city TLDs
  • From: "John R Levine" <johnl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 18 Jan 2006 23:37:34 -0500

> 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


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

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.

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