it does ????
The ORSC rootzone has been available to anyone
for years. see: http://dns.vrx.net/tech/rootzone/db.root. This is the
complete rootzone file with the servers to which anyone can point to see the TLDs
in that zone and lists all the TLDs in the zone. .BIZ was first created in
1995 and has been in the ORSC root since 96. Most of the TLDs in the root have been
there as long is .BIZ.
>I cannot get any webpage resolved to .biz.
I don't know
how many websites are up in .BIZ. I do know there are domains registered.
You won't see them if your dns settings are pointed to the ICANN rootzone because
ICANN will not recognize it even though the other roots recognize ICANN's rootzone.
If you have a .biz domain, your website would be visible to those who point to the
correct rootzone servers. There are also websites in .here, .ocean, .tibet
and on and on.
>(i tried some popular names. Now i am not very familiar with this
that is the point. If you are unaware, you need to do a bit of homework.
The ICANN root system is not the only one. There are probably a hundred or
more TLDs available in the name space. These TLD managers respect other existing
TLDs, as should ICANN, and not produce collisions due to a lack of respect.
Any other rootzone could create .com .net and .org in that rootzone, but it is not
done. Why then, would ICANN create duplicates in their rootzone and not recognize
the ones that already exist as they do the ccTLDs? The ORSC rootzone has been
established and stable for years. A system of multiple cooperating root systems
would enhance, not detract from the name space. The public is simply unaware.
That is changing...
> but if this is a case where a group of people have made some
separated network where biz resolves (and which most people dont use)
they are not aware.
>just so they can reserve their own names beforehand,
are not talking about reserved names in the ORSC TLDs. If anything, it is the
ICANN proposed TLDs which threaten to reserve names for the IP interests, to the
detriment of the public.
> dont think icann should respect that.
respect other root systems as they respect the ICANN root.
As I said, there is
more than just the ICANN root and has been for a very long time. Names are
registered on a first come, first served basis and there are gTLDs and restricted
>The new tlds were made so they free up names, and having a tld come
in with a bunch of preselected names would totally defeat the purpose.
people should be able to get the new names on some kind of basis that is fair for
every one (either first come or bid i guess). And when i say first come, i mean first
come after the creation of a TLD name is announced by icann, so everyone has a fair
opportunity, to reserve their names.
If you think the ICANN process is fair...
oh well. Yes, new TLDs are supposed to free up the name space. However,
if a sunrise period is adopted (which the public does not want), it will totally
defeat the purpose of bringing in the TLDs. The IP interests and big business
will then register the very names which would become available to the public before
anyone else has a chance.
>Does abacus reserve any names, before the public may
have a chance to register them? I have the impression that they dont but if they
do please correct me.
In a sense,yes, by using a "famous marks" list. There
is no such list in the world because no one has been able to come up with a standard
which would work. Additionally, using such a list would preclude millions of
domain names from becoming available to the public - many of them generic.
This is simply because every TM holder believes his mark deserves that distinction.
It is just not workable and this was recognized by the working groups.
"sunrise" provision was even worse. The potential for 20 million names being
taken prior to the public having the opportunity to register a name is very real.
There are over a million marks in the U.S. alone.
Please see my earlier post
on (Sun, October 15, 2000 at 8:41 PM EDT)http://www.icann.org/cgi-bin/mbx/rpgmessage.cgi?tldapps;39EA4EB9000002C9
you read the application you will see the reason for my post.
And one last thing.
Remember that domain names are simply a means to remember an address and are used
for things other than websites. It is the commercial and IP sectors which have
created the mess we see now. To have that flow into the new TLDs and do the
same thing is just as ridiculous. ICANN's power behind the scenes does not
want new TLDs for the public. It is perceived as a threat to the TM lobby.
They will do all they can to own and control the name space and the internet.
Abacus is right up there with the rest of them, IMO.