I seem to have again been bitten by the tag span bug. Following is what shows as truncated, on my system at least (pls. complain to that redundancy department if it appears twice on yours)...-g|
4. .kids, whose homepage prominently features new.net. They are a member of the Internet Content Rating Association, an organization which includes a number of individual and group names not unfamiliar to ICANN watchers.
This mix, which shows that new.net is perhaps not so far out on the fringe as some in ICANN might prefer, brings up an intriguing possibility. What if an ICANN accredited registrar offers new.net names? Register.com is arguably already doing so. ICANN isn't on the best of terms with its ccTLD constituency (amongst others), can it afford to play the heavy with registrars? Given their hands off attitude to date despite some really questionable, even odious, behavior by some registrars, one suspects not. New.net may not have the legs to win a horserace, particularily if it is fixed, but there are increasing signs some players are betting on it to place or show. -g