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

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Mon Dec 11 19:25:07 UTC 2017

David Conrad wrote:
> Paul,
> For the record and as I suspect you’re well aware, the actual real
> reason for ICANN’s gTLD expansion was to increase competition in the
> namespace. Some folks felt that Verisign had an effective monopoly and
> “the community” felt the best way to address that monopoly was to create
> additional top-level domains.

thank you for that clarification.

> ... I will
> note there is an ongoing effort to discuss the next round of new gTLDs
> (known as the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process,
> see
> https://gnso.icann.org/en/group-activities/active/new-gtld-subsequent-procedures).

nice. i note that icann's discussions are open to the internet-going public.

> I personally believe it would be important for the operational
> community, in particular both the DNS and security/anti-abuse
> operational communities, to provide input, early and often, that will
> help that policy development process incorporate lessons learned from
> those communities.

you are almost certainly correct. thanks for jacking in.

P Vixie

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