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

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).


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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