[ILUG] [ot] .eu...
adam at iewebs.com
Thu May 11 14:53:02 IST 2000
> I'm sure that second level domains (.co.ie, .edu.ie, etc . . .) were
> thoroughly discussed by IEDR, and I'm sure they thought they had a very
> good reason not to go with them, but I think it is definitely is holding
> back the registration of .ie domain names.
And thoroughly discussed by everyone else too. I don't see how not having second
levels is holding it back though. Why do you say that? The only second-level I'm
surpised we don't have is gov.ie. Using irlgov.ie is just plain silly. Jeez,
Nominet in the UK have their *own* second level - nic.uk! :)
> I know they were originally an administrative function of UCD and have
> now been spun off into a separate company. Does anyone know whether
> their brief includes just handling the registration of domain names or
> whether it now includes making money ?
AFAICR the "new" IEDR will be a non-profit organisation, possibly charitable. I
think that the terms of this are still being discussed. What I do know - or to
be safe, have read - though is that a major problem when the IEDR was* run by
UCD, was that any profits went into a holding account, that *no-one* could
touch. What will happen with that holding account has never been clarified, as
far as I am aware.
* I guess was isn't really appropriate, however...
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