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Re: [ga] Many vs. few new gTLDs - a graphical representation

  • To: ICANN new-gtlds <new-gtlds-pdp-comments@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] Many vs. few new gTLDs - a graphical representation
  • From: Jeff Williams <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 22:31:12 -0800

George and all,

I might agree that many new gTLD's would or could be confusing,
but hardly "Scary".  Such things in life should not scare anyone.
The free market will take care of that problem in an evolutionary
way, sooner or later.

I might also agree that few gTLD's is as confusing as there is
perhaps little logical in intuitive was for some stakeholders/users
to determine where to look for what or how to best emphasize
their business or venture in a name space.  This is why in many ways
I don't see the viability of .COM other than it has been very well
marketed, as a viable name space for every business venture to
register their Domain Name.  Similar is true for .EDU for educational
institutions or organizations, and same is also true for .ORG for
non-commercial enterprises.

Hence than, it is wiser to allow for the free market system to
determine such notions and weed the seed form the chaff
as developments and the market place ebbs and flows..

George Kirikos wrote:

> Hello,
> As a quick followup to my prior comments:
> http://forum.icann.org/lists/new-gtlds-pdp-comments/msg00005.html
> I wanted to provide a graphical representation of the choice between
> many new gTLDs, vs few new gTLDs.
> A good representation of an internet with many gTLDs would be:
> http://www.kirikos.com/media/many_gtlds.jpg
> An internet with few gTLDs can be represented by:
> http://www.kirikos.com/media/few_gtlds.jpg
> If the folks who are making submissions simply click on the "My
> Computer" icon on their desktop, or "Finder" (on a Mac), or take a look
> at their own desktop, they can get a sense of whether we need thousands
> of new gTLDs, or whether a smaller number is better. The DNS is a
> hierarchical naming system. If we look at the analogy between the DNS
> and our own computer desktops, the "root" would be comparable to our
> desktop (or the top folder in our computer hard disk).
> I think most ordinary users would find the "many gTLDs" image to be
> cluttered, disorganized, irrational, non-sensical, and not a good model
> upon which to design a system to be used by billions of users. People
> who are advocating thousands of new gTLDs presumably have desktops that
> look like that -- scary! It's been good for the internet that ICANN has
> resisted the urge to pollute the purity of the namespace with a design
> of that nature.
> If one read my prior comments about an "Ascension allocation method", a
> quasi-gTLD that got promoted to the root would be comparable to having
> a subfolder on one's computer that gets accessed very often, and gets
> large enough to deserve having a "Shortcut" created on the Desktop of
> the computer.
> If we  look at two other models of information organzization, namely
> the "Library of Congress Classification Outline (LOC)" and the "Dewey
> Decimal System", they too show the advantages of a hierarchical
> structure with relatively few top nodes.
> The LOC structure can be seen at:
> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
> and has 21 top levels. [as an aside, reserving the single letter .com
> domains for the Library of Congress might be a nice idea, to allow them
> to create an information index based on their classification system]
> The Dewey structure can be seen at:
> http://www.lib.duke.edu/libguide/fi_books_dd.htm
> and has 10 top levels. These are 2 proven designs that have been used
> by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
> I hope the above has provided useful input to show the advantages of a
> system with few new gTLDs, instead of one with many new gTLDs.
> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> http://www.kirikos.com/

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