re: ICANN Domain Landgrab: What SMBs Should Know
Years ago, I developed a system that allowed for ANY and ALL three letter and number combinations to be domain extensions. search: simplified domains icann 1999
Simplified Domains allowed you to type anything in the address bar of a browser, it placed a period "3-back" and that became the domain extension. SD (3-back) would have allowed for the total and complete expansion of the domain name system in which ICANN could line their pockets and the rest of us to participate in the success of the Internet domain name system expansion on an even playing field.
ICANN invited me to an LA meeting to talk to them about the system. They gave me 5 minutes to present the idea in a line of other people and then discounted the system outright. I guess they had other plans. :|