26 Dec '11, 4pm

New York Times Urges ICANN To Roll Out The New gTLD Program Slowly As A Pilot Program

In an editorial published today by the New York Times , it urges ICANN to follow the suggestion of the FTC and roll out the new gTLD plan slowly. “”a plethora of new suffixes is just as likely to cause confusion for consumers and enable malefactors to use the new arenas for deception. Icann expects 500 to 1,000 applications in next year’s 90-day application window. Before it approves any of them, it needs to slow down and put in place better safeguards against consumer fraud. “” “”The Federal Trade Commission is rightly urging Icann to require that registries and registrars be able to verify the identity of owners of all domains that have a commercial purpose, and to impose meaningful penalties for those who break the rules. There is no pressing need to create hundreds of new suffixes next year. It would be far better for Icann to start with a pilot program to work out pro...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/12/26/new-york-times-urges...

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