|Geert Lovink on Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:02:32 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> Fwd: The .art TLD again: E-Flux are soliciting support for their bid|
Yes, this is all important but also local in a way. Art is an English word. So why not discuss .kunst? .amsterdam is clearly local. It was in fact bought by the city government, in fact to make money with this new gained symbolic monopoly. Dave Winer has argued on his blog against more TLDs in general, in principal. http://scripting.com/stories/2012/06/20/icannIsWrong.html The interesting aspect of E-Flux's move would be that is finally moves outside of its own safe ghetto of contemporary art and makes a techno- political gesture (abeit with an unclear commercial agenda). Geert On 21 Jun 2012, at 7:41 PM, Flick Harrison wrote:
Is there really going to be some kind of thoughtful vetting process to get a .art domain? That seems rather dubious. If there's a stampede of thousands of folks on day 1, who is going to sift through those in a timely manner?
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