October 23, 2006

Answering Bret's Comment on .name

Bret Fausett's blog contains an item today about .name and its operators asking ICANN for permission to allow two character names within .name.

Now normally I would not have any objection to the idea that a TLD operator can run its business as it sees fit.

However, .name, like its six siblings of year 2000, got to play as a TLD while its 40's lesser cousins have had to sit for six years in limbo (with a $50,000 application fee for each of those 40 still sitting on the ICANN table.)

It seems to me that it is only fair and proper that the .name folks be held to exactly their original terms until each of those remaining 40 gets its approval to be a TLD.

Posted by karl at October 23, 2006 3:30 PM