We will always have .paris: ICANN will vote for the registration of the Top Level Domain in 2009

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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the Internet Corporation for names and assigned numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organization based in California, United States to regulate Internet domain names, will vote Thursday for a proposal allowing open registration of top level domains (TLD) for Internet addresses. If the proposal is successful, then as early as next year, any entity with sufficient funds may request to own a relevant TLD. For example, websites might have addresses ending in .paris, .ebay, or .love.

ICANN has traditionally limited the range of TLDs, most of which are country codes (such as .uk for United Kingdom, or .jp for Japan) or linked to the purpose of a website (such as .com for commercial websites, .edu for educational sites and .org for non-profit organizations).

Some existing TLD owners have already put in place agreements that have made use of their flexibility – for example, tuvalu and the Federated States of Micronesia have leased many areas on their country TLDs (.TV and .fm respectively) to entertainment sites based on the association with "television" and "FM radio".

Commentators have pointed out that this could pave the way for controversy .xxx domain, proposed for sites with adult content, which ICANN has previously rejected. Its existence will not be guaranteed in the new system, however, as the domain registration will be subject to an independent arbitration process and granted only when the domain name holder can demonstrate "a plan for the domain name". Company and technical capacity ", and applications could be rejected for reasons of" morality ". or public policy. "Although the proposal does not include registration fees, TLDs should cost several thousand dollars or more.

Paul Twomey, CEO of ICANN, spoke with BBC, compared the opening of domains to the opening of real estate in United States In the 19th century. "This is a massive increase in the geography of real estate on the Internet," he said.

ICANN's international public meeting, which opened at Paris, la France on Monday, includes workshops and public forums as well as the ICANN Board meeting.

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