30 Jan '14, 3pm

Here's what I honestly think about new top level domain names

I don’t think they’ll change the world, but I don’t wish for them to fail. I write a lot of stories about new top level domain names. Some are about the good and some are about the bad. Sometimes people read one of my positive stories and think I must be a new TLD supporter. Others read my stories about problems and challenges new TLDs will face and think I’m a new TLD hater. So let me set the record straight: I don’t think new TLDs are going to radically change the way most people navigate the internet, nor do I hope they all go up in flames. Let’s back up a little bit. At one point I was against the rollout of new TLDs. That was before the program was approved and the community was still debating if and how to allow a major expansion of top level domain names. I didn’t like the idea because I thought it could jeopardize ICANN as an institution and get it off track. I als...

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