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Governments unhappy with ICANN's new tld sale.
ICANN's 44th public meeting in Prague.. not all smilies

 12:04 am on Jul 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

During sessions here at ICANN's 44th public meeting in Prague, government representatives have raised their eyebrows over several types of application.

Some have looked askance at huge keyword land-grabs by companies such as Amazon and Google, which have separately applied for over 100 private name-spaces including .blog, .music and .shop.


ps ..objecting to ICANN over allocations or registration attempts..is open to all ..even us ..



 1:37 am on Jul 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Raising their eyebrows eh. Is that the British equivalent of swearing, stomping, smashing crockery and-- when all else fails-- saying it with bombs?

:: vague association with president of Panama telling Manuel Noriega he's fired, and getting the answer "No, you're fired" ::

How 'bout if all the grownup webmasters just turn their backs on the whole thing and calmly continue doing business with their .com domains? Let those other tld's remain a slightly silly indulgence, like vanity plates.


 7:42 am on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

@lucy24 Based on what has happened with the existing "new" TLDs such as .co/eu/mobi/asia/etc the web is going to go on as before with the primary focus being on the com/ccTLD axis for most countries.



 9:14 am on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

anyone have a rough idea of what percentage of new TLD applications were from non-U.S.A. companies or organizations?


 9:27 am on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

It is a PDF but it gives the breakdown of applications by region:


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