ppc_newbie - 10:08 pm on Jun 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
Of course it's a money grab based on defensive registrations at $60-70/year. Does anybody want their trademarks/copyrights/names associated/diluted by this extension.
The bright side appears that ICANN has only passed it to bypass the legal procedural problems.
It also means that the application has been pushed into a review of the sponsored community support which doesn't exist, and the GAC approval which rejected it before.
ICM has tried to define the "sponsoring community" to be only those people supporting the application.
ICM’s argument, I believe, is that dot-xx is not intended to be for the whole adult industry but only those that want to sign up to it.
If it makes it through all that then basically anybody can create a naughty TLD with a few bucks & some hand-picked "community".
I can think of a ton of "adult" keywords that would make nice TLDs. I can even think of a whole bunch of nasty non-adult keywords to use for TLDs.
Hey, I'm going to be a gadzillionaire! :)