Josh Bourne ⬥ 24 June
I just finished a conversation with a contact who is still at the ICANN meeting in Brussels. He attended the ICANN Public Forum and let me know that in his opinion it looks like the .XXX gTLD, an extension dedicated to hosting adult content, should be approved soon. Overall, he said, there was very little objection from the forum attendees. In fact, the discussion lasted only about 20 minutes. I can’t say I expected much more – many people who attend ICANN meetings and participate in the ICANN process are, generally speaking, either interested in selling more and more domain names (like registrars), or are totally oblivious to the ICANN community’s bias toward selling more names.
On the other hand, I heard the discussion over whether or not ICANN’s Chairman of the Board should earn a $75,000 salary lasted a full 45 minutes.