Re: [DNS] icann's new names ...

Re: [DNS] icann's new names ...

From: Aristedes Maniatis <ari§>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 16:40:59 +1100
Doesn't this seem a little rushed? The staff report was only finished on Nov

.pro - "Most proposals in this group are not technically suited, or do not
have sufficiently representative sponsors, to merit selection."

For those who haven't read the articles, those approved were:
.info - general purpose
.biz - general purpose
.coop - restricted to coops
.aero - for the air travel industry
.museum - restricted to museums
.name - personal domains

Interesting was the change from .air to .aero which is a more international
spelling, although I did prefer .nom to .name, again for its non-American

Ignored was the report's recommendation of .geo. This appeared to be one of
the more interesting ideas.


Good luck to Melbourne IT for getting the most lucrative sounding .biz.
Although I still don't like the misspelling of 'business', perhaps companies
will take it up.

Does this list think that the new TLDs will apply pressure to create similar
name space within .au?

Ari Maniatis

on 17/11/00 4:13 PM, Rowe, Joshua at Joshua.Rowe&#167; wrote:

> Net gains seven new domain names
> The new dot-net
> ICANN approves seven new Internet domain names

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