Good Interview of ICANN President and CEO Paul Twomey

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  1. Jeff
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    I was surprised to see such a decent interview of Paul Twomey in a mainstream publication:
    World will change ICANN's future, CEO says

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    "Q: What are some of the new domain names that are coming online?

    A: I'm hesitating because we leave it to potential applicants to go public rather than us outing the field. But I will give an example.

    There's clearly a series of geographic-specific ones. There's a series of cities coming out - "dot berlin," "dot paris," "dot london." There are some people who want to apply for "dot galicia" in Spain."

    What a complete load of garbage, simply money for registrars!

    As for ICAAN getting their act together, their "fast track" process for idn whatever has been painfully slow.
     
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    Yep Totally, they are releasing extensions so quickly now it makes there value totally useless unless you have the top 10 keywords. ITs just a big gravy train to line the registers directors pockets
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    I think some of the city ones might be valuable for the same reasons that cctlds are valuable and if the city is big enough and the government promotes the extension - .nyc strikes me as a good example.

    However, I think you'd have to be much more selective in the keywords you choose, just because the population of a city is much smaller than the population of a country.
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Understatement of the year :eek:
     
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    Lol...so true

    I think IDN.IDN has a massive future. When you think about it only something like 300-400million people speak english as a first language. There is a huge untapped market out there.

    As for the first .IDN, isn't it already possible to get .cn in .IDN chinese? It appears UAE and Russia will also be some of the first few to have .IDN extensions.

    btw Wot are you also over at the idnforum?
     
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    Yes, but currently only accessible in China, one of my websites 搞笑.cn with these in China 搞笑.中国/搞笑.中國

    And -yes!
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    wot - neither of those links works for me.

    Also, I'm curious - does Apache handle filenames that are IDN? I.e. instead of idn.idn/index.php can you do idn.idn/idn
     
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    nice article..thanks for sharing..
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Try this:

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    Dunno :confused:
     
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    Oh gosh, that's all we need is ICANN standing on it's own. ICANN as a whole is like a weed garden. They need to pull the weeds out of that organization and plant some flowers. Simply put, they cannot handle what they have and until they do there should be no more extensions approved.

    It's definitely work in progress but lets not forget, it's ICANN who has made the domain industry function like the wild west. Policy makers without their dentures in... it's a joke. ICANN isn't exactly high on the respect list.
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks wot!

    I guess if it doesn't, you could always use numbers as your url - like idn.idn/123 - but that seems to defeat the purpose of idn...