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

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Fri Jul 13 15:48:39 UTC 2018

So it is worse than I realised?

If I've understood you ICANN believes itself to be free to break
anything to create revenue for itself and sees no obligation to fix what
is broken as a result? That's a pretty depressing state of affairs.

best C

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond wrote:
> Dear Christian,
> thanks for your comment. Please see my comment inline:
> On 13/07/2018 09:56, Christian de Larrinaga wrote:
>> What ICANN should not do is sell more tld's in order to subsidise fixing
>> those already available.
> With currently falling revenues and rising costs due to inflation,
> ICANN is under pressure to create more revenue streams and a quick fix
> is to go for another new gTLD round.
> As for "fixing" TLDs that are already available, ICANN not being a
> regulator, it is argued that it is not in its mandate to fix anything,
> except if the new gTLDs endanger the actual technical stability of the
> DNS, which we've seen is not the case.
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier
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