[ALAC] .post Agreement Amendment Request

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Tue Apr 10 20:17:57 UTC 2012

On 10 April 2012 15:51, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> .post is asking to be allowed to use 2nd level domains which match
> all of the TLDs.

All of the TLDs (including generics) or just the two-letter CC codes?
That's a significant distinction to me.

Using the two-digit codes is perfectly legit since these are international
standard codes anyway. And every country has its own postal service.

In this context I see <ca.post> as a very positive and user-friendly
alternative (and easier for an international public to guess) compared to <
canadapost.ca> and <postescanada,ca> so that makes perfect sense. I'd
almost wonder why they hadn't tried this sooner.

Now, if they want .com.post and .org.post I personally have a slight
problem with that, because it could come across as an effort to game and
confuse. But my objection is not enough to want to stop them, because other
ccTLDs such as the UK also use category-based second level domains.

- Evan

> I presume that their specific interest is to be
> allowed to use the ccTLDs, giving them roots such as:
> .ca.post
> .uk.post
> .au.post and so forth, although it would also include all of the
> gTLDs (presumably current and future). The current list is at
> http://data.iana.org/TLD/tlds-alpha-by-domain.txt.
> Alan
> >.post Agreement Amendment
> >
> >
> >
> >9 April 2012
> >
> >
> >Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 9 April 2012
> >Categories/Tags: Contracted Party Agreements
> >Purpose (Brief):
> >
> >ICANN is posting today for public comment the Universal Postal Union
> >(UPU) request to amend its Sponsorship TLD agreement to remove the
> >requirement to reserve the "previously-reserved IANA domain strings"
> >at the second level. This change in the agreement means that .post
> >would be allowed to register, for example, biz.post, com.post,
> >uk.post, etc. Comments may be submitted through 9 May 2012.
> >
> >You may access the Public Forum
> ><
> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/post-amendment-2012-09apr12-en.htm
> >here.
> >Public Comment Box Link:
> ><
> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/post-amendment-2012-09apr12-en.htm
> >
> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/post-amendment-2012-09apr12-en.htm
> >
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Evan Leibovitch
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