ICANN Adds To The Cost Of Doing Business In Asia
from the who-cares? dept
While they’ve decided to pretend they never brought up the idea of an .xxx domain, ICANN did move forward with plans to add a .asia top level domain to all of the other top level domains that companies don’t want, but will be forced to buy. All the countries in Asia already have their own TLD, of course. However, what this means is that any company doing business in Asia, whether based there or not, will now suddenly need to buy this domain to protect their trademark — even if they have no intention of ever using it. Like almost all of the other TLDs ICANN has approved, these aren’t needed and only serve to make companies feel like they have to buy more domains. ICANN either needs to figure out how to let any TLD work, or stop adding these useless ones.