In this great age of open standards, virtually every company is tempted to re-create the benefits of closed and proprietary systems through private extension of the open standards. Even the Internet's domain naming system is not immune. Numerous private companies have sought to capitalize on ICANN's inability to quickly agree on an expansion of the Internet's namespace.
Expanding the Internet Namespace: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
The great debate about whether and how to expand the Internet's namespace transcends technical arguments. In fact, the technical aspects of any proposed expansion border on the trivial. Yet the debate has meandered through virtually every possible argument for and against expanding the ...