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Re: [Agenda] 3 May 2004 TAG teleconf (AC meeting presentation, LC issues)

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 19:30:09 +0200
Message-ID: <1202140581.20040503193009@w3.org>
To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

On Friday, April 30, 2004, 2:39:26 AM, Ian wrote:

IBJ>   2.1 Top Level Domains used as filters (.xxx, .mobile, etc.)

IBJ>     1. Action CL 2004/03/29: Send a draft to www-tag explaining why the
IBJ>        .mobile proposal is misinformed. If the TAG supports the proposal,
IBJ>        send to ICANN on the official mailing list ([15]Proposed)
IBJ>     2. Action IJ 2004/03/29: Talk to DJW about sending a proposal to the
IBJ>        TAG (focusing on social issues) that the TAG could review and
IBJ>        possibly endorse. Progress; I chatted with DJW; haven't had
IBJ>        further discussion.

Link for easy discussion with this agenda item:

RFC 3675
.sex Considered Dangerous

Most of section 4 is applicable to the wider problem, not just the
euphemistically named 'adult' problem.

There is also a comment forum (closed since November 2000 about new
tlds discussing .ads, .shop and so on

Interesting message wondering whether ICANN (or indeed the US Govt.)
"owns" all non-existent tlds and can sell them off to raise cash
(argument in this posting is about .web)


More about the .web tld

" We've been busy while waiting for progress to be made in the
implementation of new TLDs. Now that the progress appears to be on the
horizon, it's time to roll out our innovations. Stay tuned - 2004
promises to be a busy and productive year!"

I think the larger problem is this original ICANN decision to start
minting new tlds and sell them off. .mobile and .sex are just
individual instantiations of this; getting them stopped would just
mean there would be a .phone or .handset or whatever a few months

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Monday, 3 May 2004 13:30:09 UTC

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