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Re: <nettime> The .art TLD again: E-Flux are soliciting support for thei
Morlock Elloi on Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:25:36 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> The .art TLD again: E-Flux are soliciting support for their bid


The rule of the thumb appears to be that anyone deriving income via ICANN is ultimately a crook.

After .art is cashed in, we will have:

.realart
.postmodern
.abstract
.digitalart
.kunst
.modern
.miro

Or maybe you will trust them, again, that they won't do it?

ICANN simply figured out how to snatch big money from 2nd level domain
market, where there have been sales of up to a $1m or more. They have
a license to print money. They behave like incompetent government,
devaluating the existing currency by printing new notes.

There is zero inherent value in this naming scheme. Why the last part
of dot-notation, why not the first one? The only reason is that it's
expensive - artificial scarcity. Semantic-wise, art.amazon.com is more
meaningful than anything .art


> well since I first received this request of support from E-Flux I
> have been wondering about the implications; not good - not good at
> all.




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