[AusNOG] So ICANN approved generic TLDs
julian at jdcomputers.com.au
Wed Jun 22 09:18:30 EST 2011
> Overlooking the amount, I think a flat fee was a mistake. That basically
> means that companies+ in poorer parts of the world are going to be
> excluded from purchasing because the real cost to them is so much more
> for them than in 1st world countries. Then again, with all the
> continuing GFC shenanigans, all the world currencies might be far more
> equal in the near future - even ours. It's a bit hard to believe that
> China isn't going to suffer from an economic downturn caused by excess
> housing when you look at these slides of cities full of nobody.
ICANN actually has put aside funds to assist the least fortunate. The
link provided should provide some clarity.
Setting up a registry is a complex process, but very doable. There are
great OSS software available and I have assisted two African countries
get the software installed.
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