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||The Great Experiment
I do not understand this concept of 'experimentation'. Aside from the technical
ineptitude of Afilias and Neulevel, what else has this experiment proved? ICANN
supposedly went through a thorough selection process to ensure that the selected
companies were able to run a registry. Was that the experiment, to find out
if ICANN is able to identify failure?|
Assuming a company possessed the technical
skill to run a registry, what is the problem with adding any new TLD to the root?
We now have all these ccTLD's added without apparent problems. No 'stability'
So, I must ask again, what is the purpose of this experiment?
From where I am standing it looks like ICANN must have not thought much of its selection
process, else there would have been no 'experimentation' necessary.
not approve any applicant with a valid application? ICANN shouldn’t be determining
what TLD will be popular through some misguided experiment. In fact, ICANN
shouldn’t be experimenting at all. Market conditions will determine which registries
are successful and which aren’t. ICANN should only be determining, without
bias, which applications are sound. And to that end they have failed miserably.