[NA-Discuss] The TLD-less NYC

Richard Tindal richardtindal at me.com
Sun Apr 3 23:45:36 UTC 2011

Hi Carlton,

As I review ICANN's planning documents it seems they have thought through the
additional staff, budget, systems, etc needed to handle up to 500 applications over an 18 
month period.

What part of the planning do you think is deficient?



On Apr 3, 2011, at 6:02 AM, Carlton Samuels wrote:

> Follow the money, indeed!
> But can I tell you, I'm for letting everybody have their TLD.  I myself
> cannot see why a .brand is going to be a panacea for big biz or, for that,
> matter, Ms Consumer.  And if a .co floats your boat better than a .com,
> then, ching ching for my friends the Colombians!  Part of the mystery in
> this circle of life. So, if some person with too much money for sense wants
> to spend some of that loot on providing TLDs, why, I think in this context
> it would be almost incivil not to help them.
> Which brings me to this business of categories.  For the life of me, I
> cannot understand why the kerfuffle about them.  Especially when the
> existing TLDs were less than subtle movements/motions/notions at
> categorization!  Quick, can anyone say .edu or .biz or... dotorg?
> I'm not persuaded to the argument that a thousand more TLDs will make the
> Internet unstable.  What is abundantly clear is ICANN does not now have -
> and, seemingly, is blissfully unaware of! - an apparatus in place sufficient
> to shepherd the land rush some people anticipate. That is the problem for
> me.  And that is why in my At-Large voice, I would rather see a more orderly
> introduction...than not.
> Carlton
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