Reply to post: Re: Time for a new TLD

As pressure builds over .org sell-off, internet governance bodies fall back into familiar pattern: Silence

Jellied Eel Silver badge

Re: Time for a new TLD

It's not that simple. You would need ICANN on board, or a whole new root as the zone is signed to prevent people from hijacking things.

Ah, well, the Cerf.. I mean cert only matters if you trust the cert holder. And issuer, but that's a different story. So an alt-ICANN would just need to be trusted by enough of the industry to delegate trust to users and everyone else.

alt-roots have existed (and probably do now) when people created alt-TLDs. Main challenge is avoiding clashes, and fending off lawyers who argue that you're infringing their copyright by copying/shadowing DNS databases. If self-regulation shifts to self-dealing, the potential of a fork or regulatory slapdown should in theory be more likely.. But that's why the profits pay for lobbyists to maintain the status quo.

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