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||INFINITE/UNIVERSAL TLDs: Something to think about... uTLDs !!!
Dear people of earth,
For a TRUE "Internet for the People", you would
think that we (from the consumer standpoint) should be able to choose to register
a domain name in any TLD that we create ourselves, not from a finite multiple choice
set of TLDs chosen by the few. Open discussion, bottom-up approach, and an
"internet consensus" are good intentions,
but the question remains: WHY
MUST WE CHOOSE FROM A FINITE POOL OF TLD (STRINGS)?
I have been watching Name.Space
for 1-2 years now, and have always wondered why they don't just let the people (ie,
customers/clients/registrants) create TLDs on the fly for themselves
at time of registration? Why must one chose from a tiny selection of 500+ TLDs?
:) What if I want my last name as a TLD and my first as the SLD? It would
not be hard at all to type it in, pay (if it's a for-profit service), and have my
name (john.smith) created and universally resolvable. If ".smith" doesn't exist
in the root zone file as a TLD, then it would be instantly added. Not every
word/string in the world would have to be a pre-existing TLD entry in the root zone,
but TLD strings would only be added on-demand, on an as-requested (as-registered)
basis. So then, John's sister Jane comes along and registers her name, Jane.Smith,
and boom, she gets her full, universally resolvable domain name too!
Why must TLDs
be approved, authorized & added manually to the root zone server (and cost tens of
thousands of dollars per TLD just to be "considered")? It can be an AUTOMATED
PROCESS, as currently exists with the accredited, competitor registrars system known
as SRS(hmm, doesn't that sound odd? "accredited, competitor registrars". Haha!
"Hey, you have been accredited to be one of our competitors, good luck!" Something
wrong with that picture). But anyway, in my proposal, note that no ONE REGISTRAR
would "own" any ONE TLD. They would all be available for everybody, but would
be registered through an accredited registrar due to technical constraints, protocols,
etc, of the Internet DNS. With the worlds of bandwidth, memory capacity, and
CPU speeds constantly increasing, I see no problem in this being the end solution
which this whole DNS issue resolves/evolves toward.
The whole fear of "disruption"
to the Internet is unfounded nowadays.
This implementation is possible.
Take off your strangle hold and let
the people truly have their Internet!!
hard could this be?
I could start this type of registry business tomorrow,
would ICANN, NSI, et al, approve? Why or why not?
Wlll it cost me $50,000
* (the # of words in the English dictionary)
or $50,000*Infinity to apply for
Give the Internet to the People!
Allow Universal TLDs!
adopt the new term "uTLD".
What do you think?
Sounds good! :)
ICANN et al
(per the request of President Clinton and DoC)
should grant all registrars the
ability to add TLDs to the
root zone server via automated software process, in
when the registrars' clients (their registrants) choose or purchase
names in existing, or in many cases non-existing, TLDs.
There would be no need
for the registrars to modify or delete TLDs
in the root zone server, especially
since it will be shared access
by all the registrars. The registrants (ie,
domain name holders)
will have to go through these accredited registrars (just
do today!) in order to register or modify a domain name. But instead
of choosing whatever they want for just the SLD, they get to do the
same for the
TLD! None, or atleast very few, of the TLDs would be reserved of restricted.
Registering "John.Smith" would add ".Smith" TLD to the root zone (if it didn't already
exist), and John.Smith would be reserved for that domain holder; however the ".Smith"
TLD itself would be an open TLD for others to register under as well, such as "Jane.Smith".
The TLD ".Smith" won't be reserved by John, but rather created/added by John to the
root zone, since he was the first to demand that TLD. He owns "John.Smith"
but not ".Smith".
What is wrong with this model?
Am I missing something?
my DNS naivety showing?
It's late, I need sleep, or I'm just nuts.
give me money, or a job, let's get started!
- .ads, etc. Application by Name.Space, Incorporated Moderator, October 7 @ 10:39 PM (65/177)
- Support for Name.Space and IOD S. Hudgens, November 5 @ 11:44 PM (0/0)
- Final Word To ICANN: Name-Space & IOD Eliahu, November 5 @ 8:19 PM (1/1)
- Say YES! to IOD and Name Space first1, November 5 @ 3:43 PM (0/0)
- I support .SHOP for Name.Space netizen1, November 5 @ 5:41 AM (0/0)
- I PROTEST AGAINST THAT FORUM SYSTEM jefsey, November 5 @ 4:01 AM (1/1)
- ICANN Bribery? jtrade, November 5 @ 3:55 AM (0/0)
- Domains already "registered" at Name.Space zgyeo, November 5 @ 2:47 AM (2/4)
- "Dirt in The Domain Name Game" jtrade, November 5 @ 12:11 AM (0/0)
- They are great prissyfit, November 4 @ 1:32 PM (0/0)
- Name Space Inc. Application The Walt Disney Company, November 3 @ 11:29 PM (2/7)
- Top Level Domains seanjason, November 3 @ 8:53 PM (0/0)
- Support for Name.Space and .shop S. Hudgens, November 3 @ 4:33 PM (0/0)
- Support Name Space daimonic, November 3 @ 8:03 AM (0/0)
- Do you know why NAME-SPACE'S .SHOP is best? webcafe, November 3 @ 1:47 AM (0/0)
- Support for Name.Space application URLMerchant, November 3 @ 1:47 AM (1/1)
- Let's hope the ICANN doesn't approve too many of these! ipguy, November 3 @ 12:38 AM (0/0)
- .games tld mevans, November 2 @ 8:19 PM (0/0)
- I DO NOT AGREE NAME.SPACE IS NOT BEST FOR .SHOP Talmage, November 2 @ 3:18 PM (0/0)
- I support Name-Space jtrade, November 1 @ 10:02 PM (2/3)
- Unexplored, Inc. Urges Acceptance of .Shop Registrations by Name-Space Unexplored, November 1 @ 9:43 PM (0/0)
- NAME-SPACE'S .SHOP IS NOT THE BEST .SHOP Talmage, November 1 @ 2:24 PM (1/1)
- Yes to .SHOP by NAME-SPACE ! arts Lee, November 1 @ 6:58 AM (0/0)
- VOTE to .SHOP by NAME-SPACE net, November 1 @ 6:45 AM (0/0)
- New Tld's and ICANN Conflict of Interest? jtrade, November 1 @ 2:20 AM (0/0)
- Yes to .ART by NameSpace cello, October 30 @ 6:45 AM (0/0)
- Yes to Name Space: common sense, democracy, free market Ivo, October 30 @ 1:52 AM (0/0)
- Preregistrations allowed with NSI!!!! C.Bell, October 30 @ 1:46 AM (0/0)
- Hurray for Name Space pdr, October 29 @ 7:52 PM (0/0)
- ICANN say yes to Namespace noisefactor, October 29 @ 3:06 PM (0/0)
- yes to Name.Space fly, October 29 @ 2:35 AM (0/0)
- I support name.space patty, October 28 @ 7:18 PM (0/0)
- NEED FOT MORE AND MORE TLD'S ajay, October 28 @ 8:49 AM (0/0)
- "Beware the ICANN Board Squatters" jtrade, October 27 @ 7:25 PM (0/0)
- Beware of capitalist-speak Melvin Q. Watchpocket, October 27 @ 3:21 AM (0/0)
- fails completely squish, October 26 @ 1:30 PM (2/6)
- TO ICANN board members, staff, and applicants (including NAMESPACE)......WHERE ARE YOU???? Gregory W. Krajewski, October 26 @ 4:22 AM (1/2)
- give pioneers a chance - vote for namespace and IOD - Interview about ICANN - president Ether Dyser ted, October 25 @ 11:21 PM (1/3)
- NameSpace peniel, October 25 @ 10:48 PM (0/0)
- Can I register .web now Anili, October 25 @ 2:15 PM (1/1)
- : ( World Thoughts, October 25 @ 8:26 AM (0/0)
- MSNBC Article about ICANN and .Web jtrade, October 25 @ 3:49 AM (2/4)
- Comments Perios Must be Extended Even Longer! jtrade, October 25 @ 3:29 AM (0/0)
- YES to .magic by Name.Space Igor, October 25 @ 1:00 AM (0/0)
- More Than One ChrisT, October 24 @ 3:22 PM (0/0)
- Vote Yes to Name.Space Joe Trip, October 24 @ 1:29 PM (0/0)
- Where's the Competition? jtrade, October 24 @ 1:38 AM (0/0)
- YES to .lab labdir, October 23 @ 2:38 PM (0/0)
- What needs our future internet - pioneers like namespace or IOD - or monopolies ? whats your mind ? ted, October 23 @ 6:39 AM (0/0)
- Name-space Application for dot shop !! grimnaru, October 23 @ 2:16 AM (4/17)
- Comments about ICANN New TLD process - Is anything being done about it? ALLDNS, October 22 @ 11:08 PM (0/0)
- Pioneer Preference cambler, October 22 @ 8:04 PM (4/22)
- newbie: Please help - domain chanceled Guaranie, October 22 @ 9:58 AM (0/0)
- Moderator - Consider placing General Comments at top of Forum ALLDNS, October 22 @ 3:22 AM (1/2)
- Where is due process and the standards in all of this? ALLDNS, October 22 @ 3:06 AM (1/1)
- Where are the rules? ALLDNS, October 22 @ 2:15 AM (0/0)
- ***GENERAL COMMENTS AT BOTTOM OF FORUM***GENERAL COMMENTS AT BOTTOM OF FORUM*** Facilitator, October 22 @ 1:47 AM (1/1)
- .ads domains kh, October 21 @ 11:22 PM (0/0)
- Namespace Application sjk, October 19 @ 7:07 AM (0/0)
- Proposition to ICANN, Applicants & Internet Community Pistoff, October 18 @ 5:40 PM (1/1)
- Reservations about Name.Space Korskarn, October 15 @ 1:39 PM (1/1)
- Greed by Name.Space hoffy, October 14 @ 11:34 PM (3/6)
- TO THE ICANN BOARD MEMBERS: Dot/IOD Supporters are getting organized...We are building a website!! Gregory W. Krajewski, October 14 @ 6:57 PM (0/0)
- What is the Name.Space intent? marshm, October 14 @ 3:06 AM (1/1)
- Name-Space Application for .Shop and IODesign Application for .Web Attorney, October 14 @ 1:43 AM (5/12)
- Moderator: Please correct error in TLD description. Name.Space, October 14 @ 12:38 AM (2/14)