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we find a way to eliminate the Top Level Domain system entirely? Coming up
with more TLD's will create more confusion on the Internet. This year we are doubling
the number of gTLD's. Next year double again. By this process, we can reasonably
expect to see as many gTLD's as there are classification headings in the New York
City Telephone Yellow Pages, multiplied by 20 or so languages and character sets.
Will that be a true improvement to the Internet and it's functionality? Will
companies and organizations find it easier to make their presence known on the Internet
with that many gTLD's to struggle with?
TLD's are unique to the Internet, and are
an anachronism from the time of first conceptualization of Domain Name Service. Why
should any company or organization need to have a ".com" appended to it's name?
Why "cocacola.com"? Why not "cocacola", or "Coca-Cola" or "Coca Cola"? gTLD's
do NOT have a viable future on today's Internet. Perhaps ccTLD's DO have, because
they do have a relationship to the real physical companies and organizations who
have registered the domain names, and they do have a parallel in the "Real World"
with its postal addresses and physical locations.
But perhaps there is another
solution to be discovered which transcends the TLD method of Domain Name Service
that is used in today's Internet. I urge ICANN and the Internet Community to
search for and discover another alternative to gTLD's, and possibly even to ccTLD's,
which will carry Domain Name Service into the next decade of Internet expansion,
or which will entirely replace Domain Name Service as it is today.
I urge ICANN
to adopt such a policy before the number of gTLD's equals the number of classifications
in the New York City Telephone Yellow Pages.
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
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