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ICANN Expands The Number Of Domains You Need To Buy

from the but-why? dept

Because those other top level domain additions have been useful for not much more than forcing companies to register even more domains just to make sure no one else has them and random cybersquatting stunts, ICANN has apparently decided to expand the top level domain name space by approving .travel and .post. What for? Well, not because there’s any clear need (that would be too logical and might explain what ICANN has been doing all these months), but because of “the level of technical and commercial details their sponsors were able to quickly provide.” Meanwhile, they still can’t decide about other TLDs like .jobs, .xxx and .asia. Apparently, needed or not, the technical details weren’t clear enough. It makes you wonder why ICANN even bothered reviewing these at all if their only basis for making the decision is technical competence. There really doesn’t seem to be a burning need for these domains. If the main reason ICANN is saying yes is because it can be done, then why not just throw open the entire TLD name space and let any TLD work?

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