<<< I'm not opposed to broad TLDs. If there is no differentiation needed, why not
name the new domains .xcs or .410? >>>
This is not a case of non-differentiation.
This is a case of meaninglessness. "Business" (.biz), "Commerce" (.com) and "shop"
(.shop) have similar meanings, and therefore would have similar charters as TLDs.
The close relationship of these concepts is hardly comparable to the instance
of .xcs and .410 that have no meaning whatsoever.
< If I were to register business.biz
then business.com is going to take it away anyway. >
This goes against the intention
of opening new TLDs in the first place, and you would be protected by the domain's
generic status. (I would feel better about this if WIPO got the $%#@ together in
However, have you seen a lawsuit between Business.net and Business.com?
It wouldn't stick.
<< As a matter of fact, it normally is. You have commercial
zones, residential zones, light industrial zones, etc. >>
People can legally live
in commercial zones, and commercial sites can be established in residential areas.
Furthermore, we divide our living and working space according to convenience and
the need for congregation in our workforce. Cities originally formed in a way that
kept the political system, the economic system, and the religious system localized
in a central area. Various businesses huddled together because they were inter-dependent.
The outer regions were more suburban.
The Internet is different. It is non-localized.
So the city zones you speak of are non-existent in the Online World.
<< I don't
think a .banc or .union is too highly specialized. I was also not asking that they
be policed for compliance. >>
Of course they are. .banc are for established financial
institutions, and .unions are for. . . well, UNIONS. That is specialization.
I think these would probably be restricted like .gov and .edu are.
The tricky one
will be .art.
<<< The total control you ascribe to me is what the Intellectual
Property Constituency wants, which I certainly don't favor. >>>
The IPC wants to
be the next heinous bureaucracy to control and screw up people's lives, simply because
its members are control freaks. That kind of desire for control doesn't deserve consideration.
It deserves being designated as a criminal, behavioral and psychological pathology.