I want a .vs TLD! Apparently there is no country that would be eligible to claim it.
Actually there might be, just like South Africa uses ZA countries like Vatican City and Vietnam could decide to use it but they are using as of current .va and .vn respectively
If you ask me it is a big scam. ICAN who pray of being a nonprofit business came up with this outrages and ridiculous prices. I am sure ICAN IS A BUSINESS created and founded by current Internet service providers like godaddy. Godaddy is a great example, a business that makes billions of dollars and provably don't want competition. They can afford to purchased as many TLDs. But me as a new disabled business owner where would I come up with $200k for application fees and a yearly fee of $25k plus .18 cents per domains sale. There is no help for the poor.! No chance of advancement.
It is all a big scam!
Jacinto, while I agree the expense of a custom domain *extension* (not domain name, just in case you are confusing the two) is high, that was partly the point. There is administration overhead that comes with the extension, something Google can afford to manage (for .google), but I cannot (for .roselli) and ICANN would have to take it on itself at great expense.
I do not know your business case for needing a domain extension, but for the most part I consider it a frivolous expense for all except entire industries or major brands.
You can register a domain for your own use at one of the many available extensions (.com, ,net, .org, assorted country domains, .museum, .aero, .name, etc.), and even some of the new ones, for ~$10 per year. So in that regard, I think getting your own domain name is very affordable.
After I became disabled, I decided to start a small web hosting business I also develop websites. I always been interested on having my own domain extension for my business so that I could offered directly to my clients as I manage my own servers and administration. I have tried the domain reseller options and the income is not sufficient for the membership they ask you to paid as well unless you are godaddy who makes billions on sale.
I do not have $200k and the majority of Americans don't have that kind of money. I believe ICANN is a business created by current ISP to keep the market for themselves and the competition out. I am not saying ICANN doesn't do any work, but I see how their main focus is to keep competition off. I don't believe the application fee comes near the administration cost because I know of people that set their DNS servers and created their own extensions and their zone all accessible global nearly in 3 hours. I have seen it. Take for example openic who is currently offering domain extensions and they are not even related to ICANN in anyways.
I think I will Take my chances on filing my trademark obtain my service marks and create my own DNS servers and my own extension. If .biz did it can't be that dificult.
It sad me because, I came to the U.S. Looking for advancement and all I see is a big scam and monopoly that doesn't allow the poor move up from under their feet. We talk about having an open web for everyone but is not it is controlled by business bureaucracy .