[At-Large] At-Large Use of Country and Territory Names as Top Level Domains

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Tue Sep 22 10:29:42 UTC 2015

On 22 September 2015 at 12:09, Christian de Larrinaga <cdel at firsthand.net>

> A *full* evaluation could be a long ... hiatus :-)

​What's wrong with that?​

> That horse bolted and
> ​ ​
> took the stable  (ICANN) with it. I doubt it can be put back in its box.

​Why not?​

​Until a new round is approved ... a new round is not yet approved :-)

I am not sure what is irreversible in this regard. There is no obligation
for ICANN to accept new applications if it deems that the current expansion
did not deliver what was promised and that further expansion must be
examined before commencing.

We know, at very least, that the monetary promises of the expansion have
materialized but a small fraction of what was originally predicted. So even
based on that a stop to reflect is warranted.

There are other issues such as public confusion, spikes in phishing using
new domains, the performance of PICs and the lack of " universal
acceptance" that collectively make this a stability matter as well.

 ​- Evan
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