[LINK] .nike

David Goldstein wavey_one at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 10 15:43:11 EST 2009

First, a bit of reading of the survey results will tell anyone with half an ounce of intelligence the survey is next to useless. Second, it's not just about big business getting their TLD. Community groups and groups representing cities and regions are much more prominent to date in expressing an interest. In fact, big business has been largely absent from expressing an interest in registering their own TLDs. They are generally opposing the idea.

I guess being informed on the topic would make it hard for you eh Craig.


----- Original Message ----
> From: Craig Sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
> To: link at anu.edu.au
> Sent: Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 1:41:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [LINK] .nike
> On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 02:22:26PM +0000, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> > Most firms unaware of Web domain changes: survey
> > Reuters June 9, 2009, 9:07 am
> > 
> > LONDON (Reuters) - Two thirds of businesses are unaware they will be able 
> > to use  their own name  in place of domain extensions such as .com, .org, 
> > or .net when Internet domains are liberalized next year, according to a 
> > survey.
> great!
> i've always wanted to have a reason to add some top-level domains to my
> spam filters but until now, issues of practicality have restricted me to
> just second- and lower level domains.
> anyway, this change just reflects the political reality of the modern
> world - corporations are far more important than old-fashioned entities
> like countries so it's natural for them to have their own TLDs. really,
> Tuvalu has their own TLD but Nike or Microsoft don't? ridiculous...they
> could buy Tuvala out of petty cash if they wanted to.
> craig
> -- 
> craig sanders 
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