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Re: [opennic-discuss] [ICANN] New gTLDS, first conflict

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  • From: Richard Lyons <richard AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] [ICANN] New gTLDS, first conflict
  • Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:15:54 +0000
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On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 16:07:32 -0400, Jon Hebb wrote:

> 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

Just a thought: What if we had a policy to always accept .abc- as well
as .abc for any OpenNIC tld? It is very unlikely the .xyz- version
would be adopted under ICANN. It is identifiable and adds only one
character. And in the event of a future conflict caused by ICANN
stealing a tld, we could resolve the - version in perpetuity.
Gradually, people could migrate to it being the preferred version and
ultimately perhaps drop the .pqr type.

You could argue for .-foo or .-wow- instead. We would have to choose a
single standard.

It would have the secondary advantage of being a little PR tool in its
own right. In time, you might imagine even adopting it into a graphic
identity "open.-nic-" or, neater ".open-", or whatever.

I'm no expert, but the hyphen is the only non alpanumeric character which
conforms to RFC 3696, and though RFC1035 preferred name syntax does not
like the hyphen to appear at the end, I assume it would be accepted by
most or all programs that handle domain names. I am sure someone here
knows why this would not work.


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