Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2008.102
The ICANN board of directors' recent decisions to greatly expand the number of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and fast-track some country-code TLDs (ccTLDs) using internationalized characters illustrates that ICANN has stumbled into a quagmire; that is, in hoping to satisfy constituent groups' demands for expanded TLDs, it might expose profound procedural shortcomings that it must fix or suffer the consequences.
ICANN, Top-Level Domains, TLDs, country-code Top-Level Domains, ccTLDs
Greg Goth, "ICANN's TLD Plans Are Defined, Not Yet Refined", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.12, no. 5, pp. 10-12, September/October 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.102