Friday, October 2, 2009

Proposed domains

About the time that ICANN discussed and finally introduced[8] aero, biz, coop, info, museum, name, and pro TLDs, site owners argued that a similar TLD should be made available for adult and pornographic websites to settle the dispute of obscene content on the Internet and the responsibility of service providers under the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Several options were proposed including xxx, sex and adult, but ICANN has not created any.[9]

An older proposal[10] consisted of seven new gTLDs arts, firm, info, nom, rec, shop, and web. Later biz, info, museum, and name covered most of these old proposals.

During the 32nd International Public ICANN Meeting in Paris in 2008,[11] ICANN started a new process of TLD naming policy to take a "significant step forward on the introduction of new generic top-level domains." This program envisions the availability of many new or already proposed domains, as well a new application and implementation process.[12] Observers believed that the new rules could result in hundreds of new gTLDs to be registered.[13] Proposed TLDs include music, berlin and nyc.

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