I think that artificial barriers need to be dropped outright.
It boils down to
1) Viability: name.space has successfully inclused the NSI in
it's lawsuit against NetworkSolutions. WHY? because the court agree that there is
merit to the position that the Internet could handle hundreds of TLDs.
If it smells
like garlic it is garlic. New Country TLDs are added all the time and nothing breaks.
Seems like they have tested it so far and it works.
Laws already provide a solution for the companies. Unless they are late to the game.
By the way there is case law protecting a domian owner against a company who was
late to the game.Also a slew of laws continue to protect against fraud and other
3) When will the new domains appear?: With continued pressure by writing
your elected officials and ICANN, It's just a matter of time.
exactly how will
make people mad no matter what. Again please read my earlier postings reguarding
database registries reguardless of a 2 year threshold.
Because there are
many "registry databases" that are older than 2 years and they don't all use a single
A Root to check registrations. So even if .web is adopted there will be a lit of
angry people out there.
Bascialy ICANN has a no winner on its hands and this is
why it's government directed (for now).
Its liek acne, the sooner the TLDs are
added the faster we can all act to clear the problems up. By waiting we now
have a huge mess with competing roots.
heres one for ya, If all of those millions
of people who have domains wake up and get educated or better yet organized there
would be a voice better than the list offered in the recent position paper by that
Washington DC lobby for the music industry.
Add to that new domains, new people..
is what all the waiting is about. Everyone knows that information wants to be free
and new TLDs will empower more voices. But ICANN knows it will happen sooner or later
because of the pioneering litigation begun by name-space.com. So I bet they would
rather do it on their terms than on the terms of a Federal Court judge. Just ask
ICANN can lead by opening up the TLDs or I bet Congress would live
to give the control to another group say maby one called IREALLYCAN :)