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ICANN Versus The US GOV Round 2 ?
« on: December 26, 2008, 08:34:39 am »
Its seems voices of discontent are being heard against a new Icann plan to add more top level domains.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7797206.stm

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Plans to offer hundreds of new web addresses as alternatives to .com have been criticised by the US government.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees net addresses has floated plans for the radical change to the existing system. But the US Commerce department has questioned both the benefits and the costs of such a scheme.
Officials have also raised concerns about whether the plans will destabilise the current system.

There are currently 21 so-called gTLDs (Generic Top Level Domains). They include .com, .org, .net and .gov.
In June 2008 Icann announced proposal to allow an unlimited number of new gTLDs, citing greater competition and lower costs as the benefits of a more open system. But another Department of Commerce official, Deborah Garza, has questioned the plan.


Icann Have been doing a great job and its a shame that those who agreed to allow it independence are not doing so but looking to stifle growth and diversification, does it really make sense to have so few top level domains when the market is more than happy to have more and of course it goes without saying that such a move would bring increase d competition in each domain rather than the scenario of the present where all traffic is mostly being queried from a few domains in the US.   



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