TLDs - I am confused
I am a bit confused.
In my day back when I was small TLDs were for:
- Companies (.com; .co.uk, etc)
- Countries (.uk;.es;etc)
- Organisations (.org)
Probably some other stuff I forggot cos I am now old.
So when they said "OK lets open up TLDs to more" I didn't think they meant to then sell any old TLD to anyone. I didn't thinnk they meant Amazon could have .amazon or IBM could have .ibm. It breaks the old model. Sure . . . .sex or .dating or .homefurnishings or .cars. But handing out a TLD to a company whose name happpens to coincide with a geographical region just seems like weird and not what th TLD structure is for. Its not for individual organisations. Its to give logical organisational entititties a TLD home.
Its for logic. It probably shouldn't havee been done anyway as the old logic worked and all they have done is given organisations an infinite number of TLDs thyy now need to buy to protect themselves from scammers.
First question on any IT project. Why?
The answer in this case seems to be "To make more money for ICANN"