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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Thu, August 16, 2001 at 5:18 AM GMT (Wed, August 15, 2001 at 10:18 PM PDT)
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Subject: Get ICANN out of the G-TLD process completely.  Here's how...

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To Avoid Colliding TLD's, Change All G-TLD's (except .int and .arpa) to SLD's within CC-TLD's.

Set the default CC-TLD to ".us" [ie missing CC-TLD's would resolve to ".us"].

The Main Root TLD's:
.com would resolve to .com.us
.edu would resolve to .edu.us
.gov would resolve to .gov.us
.mil would resolve to .mil.us
.net would resolve to .net.us
.org would resolve to .org.us
.aero would resolve to .aero.us
.biz would resolve to .biz.us
.coop would resolve to .coop.us
.info would resolve to .info.us
.museum would resolve to .museum.us
.name would resolve to .name.us
.pro would resolve to .pro.us
as the default.

The Alt Root TLD's
.biz would resolve to .biz.us
.info would resolve to .info.us
.shop would resolve to .shop.us
.store would resolve to .store.us
... [likewise for all the Alt Root TLD's].

The Alt Root Registries could choose any CC-TLD [except .us] to affix to the end of their TLD's [converting their TLD's into SLD's] to avoid colliding with the Main Root TLD's [which would be converted into SLD's with default .us for the CC-TLD].

This would solve the colliding TLD problem, and remove ICANN from regulating G-TLD's [by converting all but two G-TLD's into SLD's within CC-TLD's].

The two G-TLD's that I propose remain top-level are .int [international treaty organization] and .arpa [which I propose be renamed .num for numerical list of internet addresses].

 


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