I bet few domainers have an interest in the proposed .Eco domain, which is one of those new gTLD’s, that has more than one interested party wanting to own the extension. (.nyc is another propose new extension with expected multiple applicants )
.Eco its looking like its going to be a battle between two political heavyweights, former United States, VP Al Gore and former Russian ex-president Mikhail Gorbachev.
Al Gore is supporting the Dot Eco LLC application, while Mr Gorbachev is linked to Big Room, a Canadian group.
Big Room promises it will donate a 25% of the revenue that it generates selling domain names to environmental and social causes.
Who will decide where the 25% will go?
Big Room says they will open up this process to user input to help them decide how to direct the funds.
Big Room says they will award .Eco domains only to groups that provide proof that they are “green”, making .eco, a .travel equivalent, by limiting registration to only those companies that can prove they are deserving of the extension.
Who will decide who is “green”?
Big Room co-founder, Trevor Bowden, Big Room, says:
“We are not going to take the position that we can judge who is green, especially as standards are constantly changing. We will let the consumer decide.”
Yes this is just just one of the nightmares that ICANN is opening up by allowing hundreds or thousands of new extensions for domain names.