The hurriyetdailynews.com which is a daily newspaper out of Turkey just published a story on the new gTLD’s and it is my current nomination for the most inaccurate story on the topic I have read anywhere at anytime.
The article is entitled “Generic net domain names to be cancelled”
According to its website the newspaper is “In the 50th Year as Turkey’s English Daily”.
So here is a few quotes from the article:
“”Generic domain names on the Internet such as “.com” or “.gov” will be completely eliminated in a process that will begin next year and effect significant commercial consequences.””
Where did they get that one?
Icann will take applications for new domain names between Jan. 12 and March 29,
Actually applications will be taken until April 12. 2012.
You have to get your slot to make the application by March 29, 2012 with a $5K payment but the application deadline is April 12. 2012.
“”A person or institution who purchases the domain name “www.istanbul” will also acquire rights over the Internet addresses of numerous other commercial, political or social persons or institutions, according to the new regulations.
Of course under the ICANN Guidebook no one can acquire the TLD .Istanbul without the express permission of the city.
As such, Istanbul University, for instance, will have to pay rent to the owner of the name “www.istanbul” if it wants to employ the domain name “www.istanbul.universitesi” or “www.istanbul/universitesi” for its website.””
As someone who just gave a presentation on this topic in front of 100+ attendees of the TRAFFIC conference its a pretty sad that how wrong a newspaper got this.