Image Online Design Support New Top-Level Domains
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Image Online Design Inc., better known as the .Web Domain Registry, recently announced its support for the creation of new Top-Level Domains (TLDs), saying that they agree with the Names Council of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' desire to add new Top-Level domains as soon as possible.
Image Online Design was a participant in the ICANN-chartered working group which was brought together to discuss the possibility of adding new TLDs to the Internet. The working group agreed with that the new TLDs need to be added, and recommended that six to ten new TLDs be created. The Names Council, which is responsible for forwarding the report to ICANN, agreed with the consensus to add new domains, but further stated that the number of new TLDs should be "small and carefully managed."
The creation of new TLDs is of paramount importance to Image Online Design, who has had an operational registry for .Web since 1996, when discussion about adding new TLDs began. Image Online Design believes that its .Web registry be added "as competition to Network Solutions' .Com monopoly." The .Web registry, they say, could utilize the existing legal and procedural infrastructures that already being used with .com.
"We feel that our .Web registry is the clear choice for the open aspect of the initial roll-out of new domains," said Image Online Design Founder, Christopher Ambler, ".Web is the longest-standing pioneer registry, and is the only registry that is currently operational and in a position to compete with .com right now." The company plans to release a position paper later Tuesday, detailing its support for the new top-level domains, along with a plan for adding new domains in a stable and measured manner.