> [Unrelated aside because I'm too lazy to send a separate email: Gordon,
> whatever became of the plan to buy a TLD? How much money does it cost
This, which was only marginally related to begin with, has the added Rifkin
trademark of being WRONG. What part of the gTLD-MOU do you NOT understand,
Zippy? There are no gTLDs for sale. Only questionis how many registrars
there will be for .web, .store, etc.
It may have been a mistake to create another wave of semantic gTLDs, but
it's done. No way is the community going to stand for unlimited gTLDs.
Rohit "get thee to iahc.org" Khare
PS. I have yet to respond to DanK's old flamebait about country-code TLDs.
The issue was not "what is Bhutan's TLD", it's "who controls it" -- even
"legitimate government authority" is vague, and the "fairness" test is indeed
being bandied about in addition.