In regards to http://www.webhostingtalk.com/news/i...s-for-domains/
I didn't see anything posted about it.
From what im reading it appears to me there is no interest for those of us that maintain our own resolvers to support such a move by ICANN.
What would be in it for a small webhost, or even a larger webhost who can't afford to have their own TLD yet to support .apple or .microsoft because ICANN is raking in thousands of dollars for it?
What's ICANN going to give back to the community for the community to support these types of changes?
If ICANN needs money that bad wouldn't it be easier to just go back to the old style of domain registration pricing?
Looks like the whole free market system of domains isn't what ICANN is all about. Monopoly pricing tactics seem to be on their agenda.
Of course this all flys in the face of all the non-profits we have whose goal are to provide service to under-developed and impoverished areas of the world with internet services who in their wildest dreams couldn't get in on this type of thing.