[At-Large] BBC News: .wales and .cymru internet domain names find support
rudi.vansnick at isoc.be
Thu Nov 10 22:07:43 UTC 2011
The essential difference between a ccTLD and a GTLD is the fact that ccTLD's don't have to invest such a huge amount to start, even not when running the TLD there is no obligation to pay yearly fees to ICANN. This is totally different for the GTLD. So, it is in favor of ICANN to accept the Welsh application as it would bring in some money.
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Op 10-nov-2011, om 22:51 heeft Carlton Samuels het volgende geschreven:
> +1 to Karl. .... we do have some of those 'broad principles' on the road.
> What might be shaping up here is the convergence - of a kind - between the
> notion of a ccTLD and the efficacy of geographic names in a gTLD setting.
> We're seeing a manifestation of the struggle to have universal acceptance
> of those principles. [The issue of colonial territories with designated
> ccTLD is part of this as well; think Las Malvinas/Falkland Islands. Even
> if 'new' ones are articulated around this issue, the struggle will
> Evan noted that contrary objectives are sometimes responsible for fueling
> these arguments, meaning they will remain unencumbered by these 'broad
> principles'. This is a indirect recognition of the politics of things.
> Can't escape the politics. And ICANN - no better or worse than any
> institution so situated - will respond to it in some way, shape or form.
> - Carlton
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> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com> wrote:
>> Be wary ... There is a similarity between the relationship of Wales (or
>> Scotland, etc) to the UK as there is in the relationship of California
>> (or Texas, etc) to the United States.
>> The argument that supports a TLD for Wales would also argue for a TLD
>> for California.
>> And the same would hold for any division of any federalized national
>> structure with a two-tier division of sovereignty.
>> Before advocating these kinds of things it would be wise to come up with
>> some sort of principle that could be used to separate those cases that
>> one would accept and ones that one would reject.
>> For instance, should there be a TLD for Aquitaine? (Probably not, but
>> we do already have one for Catalonia.)
>> Without an articulation of broadly accepted principles to guide the
>> choices this process will end up in chaos.
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