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Re: [wg-c] more on non-shaired gTLDs
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On 21-Mar-2000 James Love wrote:
> I think WG-C should address both, and I think the views of the
> non-commerical constituencies should be important in evaluating the
> proposals for non-commercial TLDs.
I agree, but I think that half is a bit...extreme.
I would support creation of a .per or something along those lines as a part of
the test bed.
The only real issue I have with this is that when we "define" top level domains
as being restricted to one type of context, we limit the domain name holder in
what they can and cannot do with that domain to an extent that I find
unnecessary. If I register a .per domain, let's say williamwalsh.per, and then
I do some consulting, and to make matters simple for my clients I put up some
pages about my services on my website using the williamwalsh.per domain name.
I am now using that domain for commercial purposes. But then, I should be
Technically even using the email address as a POC for my commercial enterprise
would violate the strict terms of a no "commercial" use. If my personal site
is popular, and I place ad banners on it from which I derive income, could you
get my domain taken away?
I see this as wrought with problems. A domain registry should not be a content
police force. It is a registration service, and that alone.
I would want to see any strict charters to have a lot of public input, because
I see the rights of domain holders to use their domains as being in jeopardy by
these attempts to turn registries into content police.
I know the MPAA and RIAA want domain names to be revoked when there are
complaints about content, but surely we all see that as being extreme.
William X. Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fax: 877-860-5412 or +1-559-851-9192
GPG/PGP Key at http://userfriendly.com/wwalsh.gpg
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