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    Sensible (and Tactical) Thoughts on New TLDs from the Business Constituency | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 16 comments | Search Discussion
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    Acid test?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Tuesday January 07 2003, @10:58AM (#10907)
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    You say that an acid test might be IOD's registry. How so? Would IOD be allowed to propose the name as well as itself as registry? Or would this plan allow a qualified registry to attempt to claim .WEB, as Afilias tried to do?

    How does this plan deal with existing applicants who have already paid and selected their TLDs?

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    Re:Acid test?
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Tuesday January 07 2003, @02:03PM (#10912)
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    What I meant was, if there's a safe harbor program for qualifed back-end registries, it ought to be set up in a way that (1) people who have been running them for a while in the alt roots and have a track record of reliable operation ought to be able to qualify even if they don't have millions of dollars; and (2) it ought to be open for technical innovations that look reasonable, even if they don't have a track record. That has nothing to do with who gets what TLD; the idea as I understand it is that people qualify to be registry operators and then hope to be selected as the delegate of a TLD, or hired by someone else who to whom a name is delegated.

    Ambler's registry gets to be an 'acid test' because it appears that he's pretty unpopular with the ICANN insiders. A program that crafts reasonable and neutral terms that have a good chance of including him is one that is likley fair. Think of him as the canary in the coal mine.

    This has nothing to do with whether alt root operators should get legacy LDs, who should get .web, or how one would pick among them, which to me is are different, and harder, questions.

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