[AfrICANN-discuss] [***SPAM***] Africa and new gTLD?

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 13:11:01 SAST 2012

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:

> +1
> I also like John Levine's reply about this topic on another list:
> "A reasonable interpretation of the lack of African applicants is that
> people looked at the substantial cost and dubious benefits of a vanity TLD
> and everyone who wasn't already drunk on ICANN kool-aid came to a rational
> decision that their limited funds would better be spent elsewhere. "
> ++1
I think this is an application subject to approval as i am really
interested on those that finally get cleared. I see application  for
extension like university, anthem, allstate...these are very critical words
that could cause lot of segregation of the Internet, companies such as
dstv, dotafrica, mnet, etc are ok as that is a brand name, university for
instance is a world brand that should not be played with!

If finally approved i wonder how signing up for the domain will look like.
Looks like ICANN is looking for funds all the way, Since there is already
ccTLD even if the extension must be created(for reasons i currently don't
know) then let it be within the ccTLD and not at gTLD level. Which i think
is already inplace that is why we have  .university.ng(equivalent to
edu.ng), .allstate.us(equivalent to gov.us)  etc.....   Alhough while
googling i realized that of US is .gov and not ccTLD like Nigeria .gov.ng
(it may just me alone, but it seems some things have gone wrong in the past)

Well perhaps there are other perspective of this whole thing that i don't
yet understand but with my current understanding, these are un-neccessary

Its also interesting to note that there was one request from west Africa ;)

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