[NA-Discuss] Google suggests a domain industry trade association

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Thu Jan 24 16:24:28 UTC 2013


Outside of its thrice-yearly international meetings designed to bring all
interested parties together, ICANN also holds smaller regional meetings
targeted at the entities it has direct contracts with, the registrars and
the registries.

The first such meeting of 2013 started today in Amsterdam and NetNames is a
participant. Just before the start of the official ICANN agenda, Google
initiated a fascinating side discussion by backing the idea of a trade
association for domain names.

Amazingly, despite the fact that there are now upwards of 2.4 billion
internet users and close to 250 million domain names serving as access
points to the Web for those billions of users, there is no viable trade
association for the domain name industry. So if this initiative focuses on
enhancing the Internet user experience, it will no doubt be very welcome.
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