[At-Large] [lac-discuss-en] Vistaprint is abandoning .vista

Evan Leibovitch evanleibovitch at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 15:28:48 UTC 2018

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018, 9:47 AM Michele Neylon - Blacknight, <
michele at blacknight.com> wrote:

> Several of the .brands that have dropped their TLDs either weren’t using
> them at all or have rebranded.

Carlton's original point still stands.

ICANN steamrolls ahead with new rounds of TLDs, surrounded by those who
have gone through lengthy, expensive acquisition processes only to walk

The only constituencies within ICANN who want this continued march to
oblivion are those with financial interest. And the march takes place
during a period of increasing conflict with governments that demonstrates
the naked hubris and disregard for the public interest.

If ICANN had any sense of self-preservation it would put its pathetic
expansion efforts on hold while it ponders the consequences of defying
global privacy regulations. But the culture of industry entitlement is so
deeply entrenched that such sensible reflection is unlikely. Still
possible, but unlikely. And At-Large will still be there to help provide
guidance should ICANN come to its senses.

Otherwise, the lemming march continues and the multilaterals lay in wait.

- Evan

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