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[wg-c-1] Next question: Which gTLDs? How many?
The answer to the first question seems to be clear:
Yes, there should be new gTLDs.
There where to comments relating to "when" they should be added.
- Not before having a treatment for famous trade-marks.
- Not before having a Conflict Resolution Policy.
While other discussions continue in parallel, I would like to continue with
the next questions: Which? How Many?
The results will make sense if we either decide on a model in which the
Internet Community is the one to choose the new gTLDs or if more than one
model is proposed.
I personally think that it should be the community to choose. Otherwise all
new gTLDs would only be oriented to "be sold" and not to serve the
community. gTLDs such as ".arts" which may add much more richness to the
name space will not be added, because others may bring in more money.
There is a proposal on the table for 7 new gTLDs. It was a list that was
reached after long public consultation.
.firm .info .web .arts .rec .nom .shop
The number seven was a middle point reached between the
technical/business/IP communities. A list short enough to be easy to handle
and long enough to add a new dimension to the name space.
The merits of having .sex or .xxx were discussed. The reasons for having
this gTLD seem to be related to classifying the contents of website, and
enforcing that other gTLDs do not have any sexual contents. As this WG does
not deal with other existing gTLDs, we could only propose that it be
created, not that action be taken to move sexual contents out of other
gTLDs. I don't see the merit of this independent action, and therefore of
having the .sex gTLD.
Does anybody have other proposals or see things that could be changed on