ICANNWatch
 
  Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Home
Lost Password
Preferences
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
ICANNWatch FAQ
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)


     
    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    Baby, remember my .NAME | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 12 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Threshold:
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
    Re: Baby, remember my .NAME
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday January 15 2002, @08:36PM (#4655)
    User #2810 Info
    The .name WHOIS takes a bit of getting used to, which is fine if it will slow down data-mining. I checked out harry.potter.name for grins, not surprisingly it is blocked by Warner Bros. Am I correct in understanding that three real Harry Potter's can have that block removed? If so, some Marxist must have come up with that idea. -g
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .NAME == Yawn...jeez, register in .COM - costs les
    by Ron_Bennett on Wednesday January 16 2002, @06:24AM (#4662)
    User #3011 Info | http://www.wyomissing.com/bennett/
    Saw a few articles yesterday about .NAME, but certainly not anywhere the amount of press .INFO or .BIZ received.

    And let's face it, after the experience many people had with .INFO and .BIZ, many are done with new TLDs...and instead are sticking with the legacy TLDs (.COM, .NET, .ORG) - they are reliable, are often cheaper, offer more registrants more control, and are legally much safer than the new TLDs which force upon registrants the standard ICANN UDRP and on top of that, the new TLD registries add their own IP agreements too...a registrant with .COM at least has a fighting chance...with .BIZ, .INFO, and .NAME, the registrant has basically no chance...between all the policies, bogus claims, incompentence, and corruption.

    And even if .NAME is administered flawlessly, it's still doomed...for most people like to have full CONTROL (at least the perception of anyways) of what they purchase...with a .NAME, one only controls a third level - and only to a very limited extent. In contrast, for example, with a .COM domain, a registrant can use it for a website, DNS, email, etc...much more control and stability - and often at lower cost too.

    Lastly, .NAME is redundent...why would one pay for an email address when they already have one...the .NAME folks are counting on that many people will want vanity email addresses...and that may be true, but many of those same people would rather have their own domain name that they can use for email, website, etc with full control. But most importantly, the bulk of people out there are too damn cheap to pay money for an email address when their ISP gives them one or more free with their subscription - perhaps .NAME will partner with ISPs...that's really the only hope they have...but actually there's another problem too...lack of name space...that's right...between all the IP claims and restricted names in .NAME, there's not much left - especially when one considers that numerous people share the exact same first and last name and out of those some will even share the same middle name. You know the more I think about it, the folks pushing .TEL have a better chance than .NAME of succeeding...and that's not saying much :-(
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply beneath your current threshold.

  • Search ICANNWatch.org:


    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com