Thursday, February 12, 2009

Application For Indigenous Domain Address: Dot Indigi URL

The Dot Indigi organization will apply to ICANN for a new gTLD <.indigi> (or other if the community suggest a different version) to represent all indigenous groups of the world, thus removing the existing indigenous representation issues of the predominantly English DNS. The ability to include non English characters will be a priority at the 2nd and subsequent Levels.

The <.indigi> gTLD will offer registration at the 2nd Level Domain to indigenous organizations who would then govern their own domain name space and resell/distribute 3rd Level Domain names or retain a general project type name at the 2nd Level via the official .indigi registrars. Several other 2nd Level Domains will be made public to cater to indigenous individuals or smaller such groups who cannot justify the expense and set up of their own 2nd Level Domain.

It is envisaged that an annual percentage of profits would be given back to indigenous groups to participate more in ICT projects that empower their organization and people.

Benefits of .indigi

Indigenous people will control their own Internet space thus reducing the current threats of cyber squatting, Intellectual Property rights violations, authentication of content etc.

Render many indigenous squatted domain names of no value to domineers.

Description:

The Dot Indigi organisation will apply to ICANN for a new gTLD (domain name like .com) but <.indigi>. Or other if the community suggest a different version.

The purpose it to represent all Indigenous groups of the world, thus removing the existing Indigenous representation issues of the predominantly English Internet naming system.

The ability to include non English characters will be a priority at the 2nd and subsequent Levels.

The <.indigi> domain will offer registration at the 2nd Level Domain to indigenous organizations who would then govern their own domain name space and resell/distribute 3rd Level Domain names or retain a general project type name at the 2nd Level via the official .indigi registrars.

For example: NZ Māori may apply for .māori.indigi and create a a new set of domain names to accommodate their culture. So say for Māori schools, there could be .kura.māori.indigi . Then Māori schools can have their name at the start of the address.

Several other 2nd Level Domains will be made public to cater to indigenous individuals or smaller such groups who cannot justify the expense and set up of their own 2nd Level Domain.

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1 comment:

Billy Jack said...

And just a you present a range of current issues concerning privacy, and how these pertain to the operation of this site for example, it will be good and makes perfect sense for indigenous peoples to also be in full control of these realities for themselves--looking forward to having this.

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