From the ICANN GTLDs forum in March this year.
Date/Time: Tue, March 27, 2001 at 11:49 PM GMT
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer
V5.5 using Windows NT
Message: The new top level domains (TLDs)
approved by ICANN are not the best possible.
For the new TLDs and several old
TLDs, I propose
several changes in nomenclature only (with no
change in registries).
.cor (for corporation)
& .ltd (for partnership)
.edu .ed, or .edn (for educational
.lnk (for link)
or .rpt (for report)
.mus, or .mue
.name .ami (which means "am I")
For example, JohnSmith.ami
as in the sentence
"John Smith am I" (or "I am John Smith").
Notice that all the proposed
three or two letters. This preserves the naming
convention for file extensions that had
carried to the internet.
To prevent confusion with country-codes (CC-TLDs),
and to allow for easy addition
of CC-TLDs, I
propose that country codes be expanded to four
letters, with a few remaining three or two
letters. For example, .usa, .can, .mex (rather
than .us, .ca, .mx).
And .tv, .to, .it, .at would
be grandfathered in for ten years (and then opened to
general use, with those CC-TLDs
becoming .tuv, .ton,
.ital, .astr, respectively.)
The nomenclature that I propose herein is a vast
improvement over the
current nomenclature. I hope
that the ICANN Board of Directors take this under