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ICANN CEO: Top-Level Domain Expansion Has Been Anything But Rushed

In response to the Washington Post's December 11 article title "What's the .rush?", directed at the expansion of new TLDs, Rod Beckstrom, ICANN's President and CEO has replied in a letter to the Washington Post stating:

"The program of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to open the Internet to new top-level domain names (TLDs) has been anything but rushed. It took more than six years of thoughtful discussion, debate and study involving governments and intellectual property experts from around the globe. About 60 technical papers and independent reports, plus analysis of 2,400 comments, informed seven versions of carefully crafted rules that will govern the award of a new TLD."

The letter full can be read here.

Updates:  UPDATED Dec 20, 2011 12:24 PM PDT
Did Beckstrom even read the Washington Post editorial? .Nxt, Dec.20.2011

Related topics: Cybersquatting, DNS, Domain Names, ICANN, Top-Level Domains

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