ICANN Yokohama Meeting Topic - Introduction of New Top-Level Domains: Expression of Interest #11
Posted: 9 July 2000
ICANN has asked that interested entities self-identify their intent to run a TLD registry. Image Online Design would like to remind ICANN that it has been interested in such an activity since 1995, when it began this process, and through 1996 when IANA gave it specific instructions to begin live operations as a proof of concept.
As is well-documented, Image Online Design operates The .Web Internet Domain Registry. The structure and purpose of this TLD is indistinguishable from any other TLD structure now operating, or anticipated to be operating at any time in the future. The purpose is to provide users of the Internet with an alternative to existing (and anticipated) TLD registries. The likelihood of Image Online Design submitting a formal application, provided that the process is fair and objective, is 100%.
s/ Christopher Ambler
President, Image Online Design, Inc.