19 Jun '12, 4pm

ICANN new gtld big reveal - one of the-greatest moments in history? NN blog post

The greatest moments in history are often over in the blink of an eye. People will always look back on some of these moments with a clouded view of what actually happened. “Was that it?” is a question that marks some of these events. And Wednesday 13th June 2012 was one of those moments. The day that the Internet changed forever. The moment had been years in the planning. Originally the actual moment of history was to be a huge fanfare, with a rumoured party planned in a swish Las Vegas hotel, overlooking a strip of land that still today promises dreams but often delivers disappointment. Quite an apt venue considering the prizes on offer. But instead there was no luxurious venue, no fanfare, no flutes of champagne, no canopies, no go-go girls. Instead over a cup of coffee and a rich tea biscuit, ICANN, the organisation that has more influence over the “open-source” world w...

Full article: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2012/06/the-icann-new-gtld-b...

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