[ga] 28 more TLDs for the Proof-of-Concept Market Trials
One of the problems with some of the early TLD market trials was that there was
only one person
or one company attempting to back the development. People did not feel that
they could make the
new TLD "stick". Companies are now working together to bring new TLDs to the
The new Dynamic DNS software, which operates at the customer's site finds all
.agent, .arts, .auction, .chat, .church, .club, .family, .free, .game, .golf,
.inc, .kids, .law, .llc, .llp, .love, .ltd, .med,
.mp3, .school, .scifi, .shop, .soc, .sport, .tech, .travel, .video, .xxx
In some cases, two companies are providing the needed TLD clusters. A third
company often provides
the needed SLD servers. For the IPv4 legacy Internet, one needs to make sure
that they get their SLD
servers registered with both of the TLD cluster operators for ultra
reliability. That is often a chicken-and-egg
problem because one can not easily register without first having SLD servers.
That is now much easier
with the Resellers stepping in to boot-strap the process. In some cases, they
not only provide the SLD
servers, but they also take the next step and provide URL redirects or the
complete web-hosting solution
for names that are used for that purpose.
With respect to "root servers", the new Dynamic DNS software [which operates at
always-on 24x7 broad-band site], does not use any root servers. It boot-straps
itself via known
popular TLD name servers (such as .NET and .COM) and communicates directly with
the TLD clusters.
It starts with a list of TLDs to locate. It can also locate additional TLDs by
asking other TLD clusters
if they know where a new TLD is located. It does not query a "root". It places
more trust in the
operational TLD clusters that serve the marketplace.