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||Why an alt-root/ICANN agreement wouldn't happen.
"In this case ICANN should sign a contract with that alternate root |
similar to the one Verisign just signed. This means
that the existing database
would be taken over and NOT duplicated or
That would have been
a possibility, but wasn't going to happen for at least two solid reasons:
alt-root .biz is populated by people wishing to take over/parody trademarks. NeuLevel,
in its report, gave an enormous laundry list of these. If you think the alt-root
crowd can yell, you have no idea how loud an angry large-corporation lawyer squad
sounds. To deal with all the squatted .biz's would have taken an incredible amount
2. It would have set a precedent. As I've said on other threads,
once ONE idiot can introduce a TLD into ICANN, EVERYONE will try to. "No, WE have
the TLD!" "We had it first!" "We've been serving customers with that TLD for years!!"
ICANN is a small organization. How many claims do you think it can deal with? And
how many people would start a cottage industry of making TLDs and getting ICANN to
let them control them for the wider world? Sort of like new.net's game, only worse.
to that the fact that the alt-roots were never all that friendly towards ICANN in
the first place and you have why ICANN has basically said that it's simply not responsible
for what happens to them.
You, like some other posters, assume that ICANN is directly
in charge of a database of name owners (which follows from saying that it can take
it over). This is not true. ICANN appoints other, larger organizations (currently
VeriSign for .com, .net, and .org) to do that work for it. Even if ICANN adopted
the alt-root's .biz, it would have to find someone with global-scale connectivity
(e.g. serious money/resources) to implement it.
By the way, 'David Bohecker' was
an alias I entered- my favorite one- because I didn't think I could just leave the
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