[dns-operations] the real reason for ICANN's gTLD expansion seems to be...

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at dukhovni.org
Mon Dec 11 18:36:12 UTC 2017

> On Dec 7, 2017, at 5:39 PM, Paul Vixie <paul at redbarn.org> wrote:
> i have occasionally criticized ICANN, which is a 501(c)(3) public charity, for acting too often in the interests of their commercial constituency, and not asking often enough, "what are the public's interests here?"
> now symantec has actually quantified that.

And not just Symantec.  Email administrators in the field are
starting to see mostly abuse from domains under the new gTLDs
and then just block mail from the entire TLD[1].  Which makes the
new TLD useless for real (email) domains, reinforcing the
incentives to focus on shady customers.

[1] http://postfix.1071664.n5.nabble.com/Blocking-TLD-one-component-access-list-queries-td94006.html


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