Wednesday, July 26, 2006

BOHICA - DNS style

Hmm... The public meeting for the privatization of ICANN is today. If this goes through, standby for the lawsuits. This was proposed years ago, for the management of certain TLDs. The operator of the (then alternate) .biz domain says she even went before Congress in an attempt to legitimize the domain under her control. When ICANN finally handed .biz to another registrar, she was left out in the cold. I'm willing to bet that, if the privatization goes through and any of the old crowd retains management, you'll see some interesting cases lining up in the queue.

The other thing to keep in mind is privatized means "for profit".