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RE: impact of lots more top level domains on the Web?

From: Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol) <skw@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:05:47 +0000
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <233101CD2D78D64E8C6691E90030E5C8028614279F@GVW1120EXC.americas.hpqcorp.net>

Dan,

I think that the public meeting record that you're interested in is at:

        http://www.icann.org/minutes/resolutions-26jun08.htm

particularly

        http://www.icann.org/minutes/resolutions-26jun08.htm#_Toc76113171

which

        "Resolved ( 2008.06.26.__ ), based on both the support of the
        community for New gTLDs and the advice of staff that the
        introduction of new gTLDs is capable of implementation, the
        Board adopts the GNSO policy recommendations for the introduction
        of new gTLDs <http://gnso.icann.org/issues/new-gtlds/pdp-dec05-fr-parta-08aug07.htm>. "

which is a heap of reading material in several parts...

Some digestable commentary at:

        http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9978448-7.html?tag=nefd.top

[found from and a comment in the XRI TC archive
        http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xri/200806/msg00043.html]

BR

Stuart
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]
> On Behalf Of Dan Connolly
> Sent: 26 June 2008 22:25
> To: www-tag
> Subject: impact of lots more top level domains on the Web?
>
>
> In the abstract, Web architecture is orthogonal to the
> .com/.org/.net hierarchy, but in practice, I wonder
> what the impact of this decision will be...
>
>
>   Biggest Expansion to Internet in Forty Years Approved for
> Implementation
>
>   26 June 2008
>
>   Paris, France: The Board of ICANN today approved a
> recommendation that
> could see a whole range of new names introduced to the Internet's
> addressing system.
>
>   http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-4-26jun08-en.htm
>
>
> I suppose that in the long-term, a more flat namespace
> makes sense. And I suppose the proportion of domains
> that come and go and break links in the web won't
> be all that much different.
>
>
> p.s. can anybody help me find the actual text of the decision/policy?
>
>
>
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