ICANN Approves Generic Top Level Domains
Jun 20, 2011, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])
"While ICANN has been pushing on its plan for gTLDs for the last
several years, historically speaking some Internet luminaries have
not been in favor of domain expansion. Back in 2004, WWW creator
Sir Tim Berners-Lee criticized plans to expand the available pool
of domain names. At the time, Berners-Lee warned that new TLDs
could lead to confusion from business that were trying to protect
their brand names.
"They thought that they were protecting their brand and
trademark but they were actually devaluing the .COM and .NET
names," Berners-Lee said.