Hi Brian, folks,
Having just recovered from the heat in Paris...
IIUC, Microsoft would be free to put in an application for .local if
it is so all-fired important to them.
Also, if I've decoded the slightly delphic comments correctly, the
bidding war with Apple might be fun.
Finally, the lawyers of Thomson Local Directories in the UK might be
interested and raise an objection.
I'll believe it has become a problem when the RFP, evaluation and
objection process have been ->finalised<-, the evaluations have been
done, and any agreement has been signed. It could take some time...)
all the best,
On 27 Jun 2008, at 22:39, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
I think all the external evidence is that ICANN is deeply reluctant to
set up mechanisms that require the application of common sense (a.k.a.
judgment) as to whether or not a particular domain name may be
I see no reason to expect this to be different now they have opened
the floodgates to greed at the TLD level too. So I think that any such
technical review process is doomed. The best we can do is proceed
under the second paragraph of section 4.3 of RFC 2850, i.e. designate
specific TLDs as reserved for technical reasons, and so instruct IANA.
Furthermore, I believe this is not only the *best* we can; it's
essential that we do so, although translating 'example' into every
script and language may be going a bit too far. So I believe that
2606bis is very necessary.
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