26 Sep '17, 3pm

@jeanguillon I called them "cuckoos" in 2011.

In the .hybrid example, it also seems to me that Ford would not have an incentive to even apply for .hybrid on two grounds: 1) If they applied for .hybrid as a “standard” application, Ford would need to open up domain registrations to anyone, including competitors. In essence, .hybrid is a new .com, .org. Does Ford really want to be an operating a publicly available registry for .hybrid? (Maybe if they can’t sell cars, they can make up the losses by selling domains?) 2) For a community application, Ford could restrict who it would allow to have domains under .hybrid, but the success of Ford getting .hybrid as a community gTLD is limited because they don’t represent the hybrid community as a whole. In looking at the requirements for community applications: “An applicant for a community-based gTLD is expected to: 1. Demonstrate an ongoing relationship with a clearly delineat...

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