[discuss] Time to be more precise about Internet Governance

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at gmail.com
Thu Jan 2 22:47:56 UTC 2014

I agree with Brian, the new gTLD generated a lot of smokeware, wasted a lot of time and money, and transformed ICANN into a circus, as part of the ecosystem there is a large group profiting from it while it exists.

I don't include IDN's in the opinion above. 


> On Jan 2, 2014, at 1:59 PM, Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>> On 02-Jan-14 14:42, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> What is a little special about the gTLD market is that it is
>> entirely artificial; it has no physical need to exist (unlike
>> the radio spectrum market, which shares out a finite physical
>> resource). Actually I have always been amazed that people ever
>> fell for the belief that a gTLD name has value; it's very much
>> akin to believing in fairies. The closest analogy I can think of
>> is the vanity plate market.
> I have often heard this some of opinion of new gTLDs.  And of course to some extent you may be right.  I would contend that there are names that can serve the public interest that might actually be more than vanity if they are allowed to serve communities.  And most businesses consider their brands more than vanity, but you may be right.
> Does this analysis also extend, in your opinion, to the Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)?
> avri
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