[lacnog] Can "domestic TLD" exist?
alessandro.martins en gmail.com
Lun Dic 30 13:14:07 BRST 2013
The CNNIC used the gTLD registry process?
On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Rubens Kuhl <rubensk en gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Eduardo Trápani <etrapani en gmail.com> wrote:
>> A few days ago I found this text in the .cn article in Wikipedia:
>> > CNNIC proposes Chinese domain names in .公司 (".com" in Chinese) and .网络
>> > (".net" in Chinese). However, these are not recognized by ICANN and are only
>> > available via domestic domain name registrar.
>> Wondering if that could ever happen (a domestic TLD) I found out that an
>> agreement had been reached with ICANN on Nov 13 2013, so that the
>> Wikipedia page is no longer correct.
>> *But* I still don't know though if for a while they did use those
>> domains or not. I guess it wouldn't make a lot of sense to have country-
>> or region-wide TLDs, but they could be used. And having them in use
>> could help them getting the approval from ICANN. Does anybody know more
>> about this? It's interesting...
> The Chinese TLDs operated against a principle that ICANN has defended since
> its existence, described in 2001's ICP-3:
> What now happened is they have applied thru the existing expansion process
> and were granted the TLDs as nobody else applied for it, so now the Chinese
> root and the ICANN root will converge.
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