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  • From: Jon Hebb <somebodyrocks AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] [ICANN] New gTLDS, first conflict
  • Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:07:32 -0400

I know this may not be received well, but possibly an idea would be to migrate this and future gTLD's to something like .ing.alt or .ing-alt

Unfortunately, we are the little guys. ICANN has a had a firm grasp on the balls of there internet's gTLD's for quite some time now. I believe OpenNIC was founded on the principals of offering alternate, free, and democratic namespace to it's end-users. I think we all understand that we are not (for the foreseeable future) going to be welcomed into the public root. I'm not saying we shouldn't cause a little fuss maybe, but we get little to no press. .pirate was probably the biggest thing to happen to OpenNIC in recent years thanks to the press coverage. We aren't a large corporation. We don't have a physical location. We don't have a team of PR & Marketing people. Our workgroups are a great concept, but it is difficult to fully interact & carry out team-driven ideas (more specifically for the PR workgroup or whatever it is called) when you can't meet in person.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM, Coyo <coyo AT> wrote:
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May I suggest "TLD mounting?"

There is also the possibility of avoiding creating opennic tlds that
seem like future gtlds. examples of this may be 4-to-5-letter tlds,
obscure acronyms and NOT clever "domain hacks."

Just a suggestion. Chances are, things will continue as they are.

On 3/12/2014 7:51 AM, Peter Green wrote:
> 3.       Provide a reasonable technological answer.
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