April 30, 2001

ICANN sneaks in reserved names for existing TLDs

Author: JT Smith

Slashdotters are talking: "In the ongoing and contentious debate over new Top Level Domains, one
flamewar-provoking issue has been whether certain names ought to be reserved as second (or higher)
level domains within new TLDs because there's something inherently (or at least potentially) abusive
to their use. Entrenched interests of all sorts have proposed everything from famous trademarks to
city, state, province, and country names to generic drug names for such exclusion, while people
favoring a more free and open Internet have opposed all such exclusions in favor of the traditional First Come, First
Served system."
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