gTLDs. The World Health Organisation (WHO), for example, has proposed
While the WHO's
proposal is not primarily about providing competition it could, in fact, have that impact for any TLDs
aimed specifically at the healthcare industry.
may also provide competition in this
While many business users are opposed to the creation of new gTLDs where the cost of defensive
registrations would outweigh the potential benefits, there is also support amongst business for some new
names where new business opportunities are envisioned. Support can be found among businesses as users
and among businesses proposing names. The proposed
domain has the support, for example, of the
Hong Kong Telecommunication Users Group.
Entities proposing the
domain include the GSM
Association, `3', HP, Microsoft, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Sun, Telecom Italia, T Mobile, and Vodafone.