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The Editorial Board of the Washington Post has weighed in on ICANN’s upcoming push to create more top-level domains. The Post is wondering what, exactly, is the point?

“A potential disaster,” declared Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz during a congressional hearing last week. An invitation to extortion, cried a coalition of businesses. A crippling blow, warned a group of nonprofits.

Who knows? It will definitely be a change, and it’s going to cost some coin. But for regular people, not corporations (although some consider them people, apparently), it remains to be seen whether it will matter all that much.

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