CPT's Top Level Domain Name Page

ICANN DNSO Non-Commercial Constituency Resolutions

  • July 2000. Expressions of Interest submitted to ICANN for the creation of new TLDs.
  • June 13, 2000, ICANN paper and request for comments on new top level domains.. This has links to the major documents on TLD policy, plus ICANN public comment forum on new TLDs.
    CPT on Top Level Domain Names
    A Union Label for Cyberspace

  • April 1, 2000, Dot Union Briefing.
  • May 31, 2000, Duncan Pruett, International Conferation of Free Trade Union, Dot Union -- An International Perspective.
  • July 8, 2000, LPA opposition to .union.
  • July 8, 2000, Manon Ress, Proposed NCC resolution on .union.
  • July 13, 2000 (posted on July 14), International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. Expression of interest in proposing a top-level domain for trade unions.

    Relevant Issues

  • April 20, 2000. Summary of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation v. Rogers, by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.
  • February 22, 2000. SEIU Local 1877. Yahoo! Censors Workers' Voices.

    Additional Proposed Non-commercial Top-Level Domain Names


    July 10, 2000. Richard Stallman (Free Software Foundation). Expression of Interest proposing a .gnu top level domain.

    June 9, 2000. Manon Ress (Debs Jones Douglass Institute). Expression of Interest proposing a .humanrights top level domain.

    Proposed Commercial Top-Level Domain Names


    June 19, 2000. Letter Proposal for.geo, a New Global Top Level Domain. Proposed by SRI International.

    Misc Resources on New Top-Level Domain Names

  • Kent Krispin, July 9, 2000, TLD Charters.
  • Here is a draft article by Craig Simon, written in October 1998, titled: The Technical Construction of Globalism: Internet Governance and the DNS Crisis. It provides an interesting background on the efforts to create new TLDs.

    ICANN Documents

  • June 13, 2000. ICANN Yokohama Meeting Topic: Introduction of New Top-Level Domains
  • April 20, 2000. Consideration of Introducing New Generic Top-Level Domains.
  • April 1, 2000. Names Council Solicitation of Comments for Consideration of New Generic Top-Level Domains.

    Relevant Articles

    Comments and suggestions to Vergil Bushnell vbushnell@cptech.org

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