Just got the below info. Anyone else heard anything about it. These registrars want to charge $15 for preregistration of a name and if you get it themn they charge $49 more plus whatever the official rate will be. Don't think I'm going to pay them to "reserve" my name. Anyone heard anything about this.
DOMAIN NAME PRE REGISTRATION
ICANN OKs Additional Domain Names
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Sunday formally voted to expand the number of top level domains (TLDs) on the Internet and invite potential registrars to submit plans for additional Web suffixes that could be in operation by early next year.
Pre register New top level Domain .firm .shop .web .arts .rec .info .nom. $ 15.-
Isn't it time to prepare for the future ?
Want to get a jump on registering a name under one of the new top level domains??
.firm for businesses, or firms .shop for businesses offering goods to purchase .web for entities emphasizing activities related to the WWW .arts for entities emphasizing cultural and entertainment active. .rec for entities emphasizing recreation/entertainment activities .nom for those wishing individual or personal nomenclature .Info for entities providing information services
I think you maybe reading the release from the last round of meetings eljefe3. They did agree is spirit with the new TLD's, but they didn't decide on which ones or how registration was going to take place.
Icann (http://www.icann.org [icann.org]) hasn't met since June. Their next meeting to decide the fate of the new TLD's is November 13-16 [icann.org] in Marina del Rey California (usa). You can read back through some of the info on their excellent announcements [icann.org] page.
Until they meet again, I would be suspicous of people selling the new tld's.
That's exactly what I thought. It seems these guys are trying to capitalize on the "maybe's of this" I had heard about the June meetings, but then lost track in the last couple of months. These guys seem a bit seedy and I advised my clients to hold off on this. Thanks for the confirmation.