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Re: MEDIA: ICANN rejects .xxx domain

  • From: Peter Dambier
  • Date: Fri May 12 14:49:40 2006

Steve Gibbard wrote:
Note that there are a lot more TLDs than just .COM, .NET, .ORG, etc. The vast majority of them are geographical rather than divided based on organizational function. For large portions of the world, the local TLD allows domain holders to get a domain paid for in local currency, for a price that's locally affordable, with local DNS servers for the TLD. For gTLDs they'd have to pay in US dollars, at prices that are set for Americans, and have them served far away on the other ends of expensive and flaky International transit connections.

The problem with ccTLDs is the same as with telefone numbers. You lose
them as soon as you move.

Maybe that is not a problem in north america, but in europe it is. You
must live in a country to be allowed to register and keep a domain there.

Peter and Karin

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