The .Book Domain Power Grab
Thereís a great article about the DOT BOOK domain name power grab on Galley Cat http://bit.ly/Mf5rSW.
In case you have not heard, ICANN is going to give someone the rights to the domain DOT BOOK (Like .com or .net but itíll be .book)
Amazon, Google, BOWKER etc have filed a claim as to why THEY should be the one company that gets to own that domain. Imagine if someone owned DOT COM.
Would that be crazy? Well thatís what they are proposing with DOT BOOK.
Iíve read as much as I can on this and itís an incredible story read about it here: http://j.mp/L3Q2mE.
Iíve posted my comments on ICANNís comment section at this shortened link: http://j.mp/MsY2jb I encourage you and everyone else in the book world to do the same.
Iíve Tweeted the heck out of it this morning. You can Re-Tweet some of my posts and/or write some of your own. Check em out in this email or at:
Hereís my comments I just posted on ICANNís SITE:
RE: DOT BOOK domain
Giving DOT BOOK to one firm is yet another example of the people who already have a monopoly on something about to be given another sure thing for no good reason.
Nobody needs to own DOT BOOK its as stupid as granting Ďownershipí to GM for DOT CAR WHY??? The DOT BOOK domain needs to be killed or owned and used by everyone just like DOT COM. All of the applicants already have a large piece of the book market and this is just a play to best the competition under the guise of serving the public. There is no logical reason to grant anybody the rights to DOT BOOK as they surely will not be responsible to anyone but themselves.
Bottom line: Kill DOT BOOK or make it available to everyone... like the creators of the books... #authors and #writers
If you agree with me then tweet it, write a comment on the ICANN site, tell your readers, followers, friends anybody you know to stop this.
Anything you can do to get the word out on this would be appreciated.