In a competitive world the emergence of new business is generally welcomed by the markets. But in the case of a monopoly it is different. Few people think that we can do differently, and yet ...
This is why the Open-Root offer can confuse users because for years they have only heard the official U.S. doctrine which advocates the dogma of a single root claiming to centralize the needs of the whole planet in a single directory.
It is to forget that the mail born in 1972, the Internet from the 80s, the DNS from 1983 and ICANN was created in... 1998.
Between the publication of the Open-Root offer and the launch of the new ICANN TLDs is likely to take one or two years. During this time the web will remain under the reign of Google where searching are easy and the open roots will be present but not visible because of the minority share of content produced by users.
An advantage for confidential projects, a disadvantage for optimal visibility.
But since the publication of the 1500 new extensions in the ICANN root, in addition to the current 257, those made by Open-Root will become visible as the development of new uses will be spent there. Who can predict how the online community will use these new extensions, open roots included ... especially at the rate proposed by Open-Root!
But if you want to test, turn the future to the present, be a pioneer and surprise your friends, customers, welcome!
The use an open root each user must introduce the IP address of the name server’s root. This can be done by the user or a network administrator for all positions under its responsibility.
An operation simple, well documented in Google, evidence that this is already common.