The .eco is one of hundreds of new top level domains (TLDs) set to be created soon. It is dedicated to companies, individuals and NGOs for their websites on ecologic issues or eco friendly products.
Since the ecologic mater is both sensitive and fashionable, it is not surprising for the .eco extension to be the subject of power struggle to control it.
The organization backed by the famous US Vice President Al Gore to control the .eco extension has decided to clear the way to its rival, another organization backed by the non-less famous Mikhail Gorbachev.
The Canadian company Big Room, supported by Mikhail Gorbachev’s charity Green Cross International, is therefore in good position to win the bid to act as the official registry of the .eco.
Nevertheless, it is important to note that the real challenge for any bidder will be to satisfy all the ICANN criteria…