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Re: [wg-c] Faisability question about so called "brand" gTLDs
I assume that gTLDs will be international (ad
absurdum -- if not, they
have to be requested under .us for Americans, .fr for France, ...
I think you want to use the term global/mondial
rather than "international" for this discussion.
International simply means non-national.
The European Union is currently seeking use of
a EU domain. As such, you have an example of a
generic TLD that is not global. There may well
be a number of these domains that have implied
If my reasonning is correct, the questions
are about something challenging .com/.org/.net, which means
nothing restrictive, and the subject became more specific.
Any comments ?
The overhead associated attempting to enforce any
kind of external explicit semantic rules is significant
and likely to be frustrating at best. It is also
unneeded. These can be treated as the brands they are,
and the individual maintainers can simply make
implementation decisions in the marketplace.
Thus, you may well have a LAW domain operated by an
entrepreneur at low cost and rapid speed and imposes
no requirements. At the same time, you might have
the domain LAWYER operated by a spinoff of the American
Bar Ass'n that charges a significant amount and
takes several weeks to ascertain that the registrant
meets some objective criteria.
It's not only not clear why both cannot exist; and
to do otherwise would probably result in endless
litigation where the more liberal implementation
would prevail in the end anyway.