Grrr ICANN but I SHOULDN'T
This latest spat just highlights the stupidity of allowing gTLDs. The whole gTLD sale seems to be just a cheap attempt at cashing in by ICANN and I really hope they wake up sometime over the next 9 months and put this whole nonsense to bed.
Who wants them A: ICANN plus maybe a few "entrepeneurs" who want some unchartered territory to try and reproduce the returns on investment of the likes of pizza.com and toys.com, a handful of people who thing they're genius enough to stake 150 grand on a clever play on URL-ify.ing wor.ds and sub.letting a few dom.ains
Who doesn't want them? CIOs of medium sized companies don't want to be shelling out to protect their .arses from squatters, governments who currently like the idea of a national identity and don't want to lose it to .comuk domain splitter, web users who are just about getting used to .tv but prefer .com and .co.uk
GRRRR this type of nonsense makes me really OUTRAGED!!