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||Non-ICANN domains spark e-commerce fears
Some business leaders are growing increasingly concerned about the emergence
of alternative Internet naming systems, saying they may lead to consumer confusion
and possible destabilization of the Internet.
Like, for instance - .BIZ
and .BIZ !!!
ICANN DO NOT CARE
Still, ICANN President M. Stuart
Lynn and others have put companies that operate alternative naming systems on notice
that when ICANN selects a second round of new Internet domain names, it will not
be forced into giving them the gTLDs they currently operate.
"There should be
clear notice to those out there on alternate roots: If they choose a top-level domain
because they think they can move faster than we, that won't prevent us from choosing
it," said ICANN board member Jonathan Cohen. "Otherwise, it's open season."
observers said ICANN encouraged the growth of alternative naming systems by moving
too slowly to introduce new generic Internet top-level domain names. It has been
more than a decade since the last gTLDs, such as .com and .org, were introduced.
ICANN approved seven new gTLDs in November, but has only approved contracts with
the operators of two: .biz and .info
perverted and twisted sense of protectionism towards big business trademarks has
brought this about. With DoC backing.
- Non-ICANN domains spark e-commerce fears Garry Anderson, June 12, 2001 @ 8:38 AM (1/2)