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ICANN Raffle Sets gTLD Processing Order

Soulskill posted about 2 years ago | from the icann't-think-of-a-better-way dept.

The Internet 37

judgecorp writes "ICANN has held a raffle to determine in what order it will examine new domain name applications. This doesn't guarantee applicants will win the generic top-level domain (gTLD) they have set their hearts on, as the applications still have to be considered. There may be competition, or objections such as the South American governments' objection to Amazon's .amazon bid. None of the first batch is an English language domain, and the first one likely to make it through all the hurdles is an application by the Vatican, for a domain spelling 'catholic' in Chinese."

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The "g" is for global, not generic (0, Troll)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 2 years ago | (#42332187)

I would have thought the slashdot editors would know that.

Re:The "g" is for global, not generic (1)

Desler (1608317) | about 2 years ago | (#42332449)

From here [icann.org] L

Most TLDs with three or more characters are referred to as "generic" TLDs, or "gTLDs". They can be subdivided into two types, "sponsored" TLDs (sTLDs) and "unsponsored TLDs (uTLDs), as described in more detail below.

Fail.

I see no prob. (5, Funny)

marcello_dl (667940) | about 2 years ago | (#42332191)

If the Vatican has probs with Catholic Cinese, they still can reserve .cathoric
*ducks*

Re:I see no prob. (0, Offtopic)

crossmr (957846) | about 2 years ago | (#42332327)

racist and ignorant.. an obvious combination and modded funny on slashdot no less. It's good to see where the priorities are and what the community supports.

Re:I see no prob. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332547)

Go back to building our iPhones.

Re:I see no prob. (1)

crossmr (957846) | about 2 years ago | (#42332795)

at least I have the stones to stand by what I write.

Re:I see no prob. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332903)

Because "crossmr" is your real life name?

Re:I see no prob. (1)

crossmr (957846) | about 2 years ago | (#42333173)

It's much much closer than "anonymous coward" is.
Though it is a rather apt description.

Re:I see no prob. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42333655)

You could have just said "no". You're using a pseudonym just like the rest of us so shut the fuck up.

Re:I see no prob. (1)

ocdscouter (1922930) | about 2 years ago | (#42333835)

It's much much closer than "anonymous coward" is. Though it is a rather apt description.

That reminds me, it's been months since we've seen any comments from Michael Cristopheit.

Re:I see no prob. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42333761)

Do you? What's your real name and relative location. Stand by what you write.

Re:I see no prob. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332879)

Why is it ignorant? Racist yes, but ignorant FYI means Lacking knowledge or awareness in general, so making a joke about stereotypes shows awareness of stereotypes. Are you ignorant of the meaning of the word ignorant?

Re:I see no prob. (2)

crossmr (957846) | about 2 years ago | (#42333161)

Because the stereotype is about Japanese and to a lesser extent Koreans, not Chinese speakers.

Mandarin Chinese has both sounds, and there's typically no difficulty differentiating them. It's a Japanese stereotype (based on the fact that in Japanese these two sounds are allophones) that has grown to be applied to speakers of other East Asian languages. It might be compounded by the existence of facetious Chinese transliterations of English words, such as yimier for email instead of the literal diànz yóujiàn, "electronic message".

Some dialects of Chinese have little to no erhua, the tendency to suffix words with an R sound, so they may have difficulty pronouncing an R sound syllable-finally, because their own speech never calls for it (compare Standard Mandarin nàr, "there", versus more Southern nàli). In addition, L is frequently used in transliterations in place of R syllable-initially, as in luqièstè for Rochester.

So it's not so much that these sounds are confused, but that they're just used in different contexts, and a Chinese speaker might conceivably have some difficulty with that. But again, this probably affects Chinese speakers less than Japanese speakers, who might find it difficult to differentiate between the sounds in the first place.

So no, he's not showing awareness of stereotypes, he's showing ignorance, as last I checked, it isn't the Japanese building the iPhones.

Re:I see no prob. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332947)

I think much of our racist problem is that to many people on all sides are easily offended, more people have to pull the stick out of their butt that they have on the issue and get over it. I don't care if people make fun of my race go right ahead. I personal don't make fun of other ethnicities or say derogatory remarks about other people groups but don't care when others do. Even if its my own race under-fire.

Are there bigots filled with vitriol and hate yes but there always will be. But if it weren't skin color hair color or shape of the eye then it would be over religion, or political allegiance or the education level. bigots will always find another reason to hate others they perceive as different and as we are all unique that gives them ample room to pick a group to hate.

Side note the people I know that say the the most racist things a guy of Indian-American (not native American Indian but the India sub continent) that tells Jew, Black, and Asian jokes all of the time, and a guy from Panama that makes racist remarks about Chinese and Mexicans.

(posting ac so i won't get a karma hit by the rabid.)

full discloser yes i am white that doesn't make me wrong though

Re:I see no prob. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42333515)

Side note the people I know that say the the most racist things a guy of Indian-American (not native American Indian but the India sub continent) that tells Jew, Black, and Asian jokes all of the time, and a guy from Panama that makes racist remarks about Chinese and Mexicans.

cool story bro

full discloser yes i am white that doesn't make me wrong though

I see.

Re:I see no prob. (1)

marcello_dl (667940) | about 2 years ago | (#42336853)

The joke is racist and ignorant, but a system where jokes are considered for censorship is fascist and I'm not going to submit to this politically correct stuff. Today racism, tomorrow political opinions, the day after tomorrow The Truth.

You didn't like the joke, mod it down all the way, or come up with your own deplorable jokes, that's Freedom and I respect that.

stupid (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332215)

this whole gltd idea and process is the stupidest bag of dirt that I've ever seen. who thought it's a good idea to throw out all internet conventions and have people fight over different names?

Re:stupid (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332525)

who thought it's a good idea to throw out all internet conventions and have people fight over different names?

I thought it was a good idea but when I suggested it I was going for more gladiator-style fight to the death than what's going on right now.

Re:stupid (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42333785)

TLDs make no sense whatsoever. All it does is levy a tax on organisations, while forcing us to try to remember if it was .com, .org or .net after the name of those who can't pay.

It's obvious God had a hand in this (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332263)

Billion people about to become Catholic! Booyah by God.

i-cann haz rhyme (4, Funny)

alphatel (1450715) | about 2 years ago | (#42332333)

The gtld was raffled, everyone was baffled
100k required, everyone perspired
germans won .apple, google won .snapple
no one thought it funny, but ICANN sure made money!

Re:i-cann haz rhyme (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332639)

Burma Shave

Re:i-cann haz rhyme (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42335151)

People, not few,
Grabbing some new
Top Level Domains,
But ungrabbed remains
Burma Shave

a domain spelling 'catholic' in Chinese (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332447)

Now quick, register one in Klingon too.

(What purpose does this serve?)

ICANN is doing this on purpose (3, Insightful)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 2 years ago | (#42332737)

They are doing the non-English ones first to draw attention to it - and hopefully increase the perceived value of the English ones.

While their intentions are not good, they aren't stupid, either.

I AM A REFRIGERATOR (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332751)

WOOOOSHHHHH!

there's still time (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332907)

stop this nonsense.

Not too worried (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42332931)

The good thing about these old protocols like DNS is that it's all distributed. If ICANN royally screw up DNS, I can always use a different root. As it stands, it's not even close to that. I can still get cheap .com domains, and the gTLDs can be ignored. (IP addresses on the other hand are more centrally managed, but there is even less controversy there)

dot rad (1)

eis2718bob (659933) | about 2 years ago | (#42333331)

The one gTLD that makes sense would be .rad, though I haven't seen this proposed. The idea is to link nationally or internationally assigned radio call signs, to a URL: call_sign.rad.

This is sensible as a gTLD, as there is a one-one correspondence between call signs and legitimate owners. There is a need and value to having a (somewhat) reliable or trustable way to locate the radio stations on the web.

Re:dot rad (1)

1u3hr (530656) | about 2 years ago | (#42334801)

There is a need and value to having a (somewhat) reliable or trustable way to locate the radio stations on the web.

Instead of creating a TLD, and requiring every radio station to pay for a ".rad" domain. just have whichever authority regulates call signs have a web directory and/or search API. Cost: basically zero. Much more reliable since many radio stations would not bother to get one of your special .rad domains, or would not update it and have it as a dead end.

I hear similar suggestions:"Every movie should have a .movie domain... every porn site should have a .xxx domain ... etc, etc. All equally silly and just put money in the pockets of the registrars and leave us with a bunch of wacky domains that if they work at all probably redirect to a .com anyway.

Otherwise, just Google for your callsign + radio, you'll probably get it first try. The only TLDs that are needed are national and government ones. Everything else is just bullshit that costs the owner money to maintain and and creates opportunities to deceive or confuse users.

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Wisdom follows, pay attention! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42334719)

> the first one likely to make it through all the hurdles is an application by the Vatican, for a domain spelling 'catholic' in Chinese.

Doubt that, because China (the P.R.C.) bans the Vatican-controlled global catholic church and runs its own fake, Beijing-controlled "catholic" church. They are extremely serious about that ban, e.g. any han persons caught being vatican-catholic are sent to "re-education" camps for 10 years. Underground Vatican-aligned bishops are also imprisoned and sometimes executed if caught. The opression is probably more serious than that against the Dalai Lama and his buddhist followers.

Essentially PRC is now playing the same "investiture" game against the Vatican's Pope, which the french kings and the holy roman emperors played during the medieval ages about 800 years ago. This is no joke, the PRC would retaliate against ICANN, USA, UN or anybody who tries to mess with their mainland chinese "catholic" church. Considering the success and might of chinese hackers, the USA and ICANN better start worrying.

Read the truth about ICANN and the DNS (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42334753)

.cum (1)

WillgasM (1646719) | about 2 years ago | (#42337125)

I know all the new porn sites are scrambling to get their .xxx domains registered, but I still say ".cum" just sounds better.

Re:.cum (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42337577)

I know all the new porn sites are scrambling to get their .xxx domains registered, but I still say ".cum" just sounds better.

But that wouldn't work well for lesbian porn.

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