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[comments-gtlds] A. Mclaughlin's 300 TLD's in the right direction . .
While I acknowledge people have invested
a lot of time, thought, and energy to new gTLD ventures the last few years,
paradigm that gTLD's should categorize is very flawed. A classic example of
thinking out of the box.
It has failed under the current system, and will fail under the new system
since there is
NO practical way to assign and enforce domain name usage. The 3 reasons are:
#1) Domains are VERY often registered before an endeavor is started,
so how can a registrar gauge the intent of the registrant with respect to
either domain speculation or site content that would enable it's gTLD
assignment to be verified.
#2) The administrative/bureaucratic infrastructure needed to implement an,
AT BEST, marginally successful
registration screening would be prohibitively time consuming, expensive, and
would slow down the registration process
to a possibly growth stifling extent.
#3) Even if the above 2 objective could be achieved, there is NO value to
If there are just a few gTLD's like 7, then they are too broad to accurately
categorize . (ie sportswear legitimately falls
under sportwear.firm, sportswear.shop, sportswear.web, and sportswear.rec)
if there are many gTLD's like 200 . . then they categorize better, but there
are now MANY of them and there is LESS
of a difference between them, SO THEY CAN"T BE REMEMBERED.
The solution is to move the gTLD number a little highter to about. . 46,000!
. . in other words, eliminate them by embracing them.
Clearly, we need to progressively move towards a KEYWORD system that is
supported through our existing DNS resolution system.
SIMPLIFIED DOMAINS DOES THIS AND CONSEQUENTLY DESERVES VERY SERIOUS
CONSIDERATION. IT'S ALL READY TO GO. IT WORKS!
-Critical comments are welcome.