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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)

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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.


[theregister.co.uk...]

ps ..objecting to ICANN over allocations or registration attempts..is open to all ..even us ..
1:37 am on July 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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 July 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@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.

Regards...jmcc
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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 July 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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It is a PDF but it gives the breakdown of applications by region:
[newgtlds.icann.org...]

Regards...jmcc