The recent introduction of “personal IE domains” has been welcomed by all parties, but I get the impression that a lot of people are still unhappy with the restrictive policies being used by the IEDR.
What would people like to see?
Should we have a more open policy?
Should it be a “free for all”?
Are there advantages to a “managed name space”?
Are there disadvantages?
At the moment there aren’t that many issues with cybersquatting, spam or phishing in the IE namespace. There are issues – yes. But the barriers that exist at present render dotIE to be too awkward to be of interest to the average online criminal.
One possible solution would be to introduce a couple of subdomains such as or etc., that might help with the rules and policies.
Of course the main issue at present is that there is no formal policy development process.

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