BOSTON, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The PW Registry Corporation (http://www.pwregistry.pw) announced the start of a 30-day Public Comment Period on its proposed policies for the PW top-level domain (TLD). All interested parties are invited to review the published policies for the PW TLD at http://forums.pwregistry.pw. According to Principles adopted by the Government Advisory Council (GAC) to ICANN, PW Registry is committed to conducting outreach with both the global Internet community regarding its plans for the PW TLD. This helps to ensure the interoperability of the PW TLD with other parts of the DNS and Internet. After a year of internal policy development, the PW Registry is now ready to solicit public comments on the proposed PW policies at http://forums.pwregistry.pw. PW is a dual-purpose top-level domain. It operates both as a Registry for permanent email addresses as well as the country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Republic of Palau. The PW top-level domain is currently part-way through its "VIP" trial period where free PW addresses are being given away via participating registrars. Open registrations are scheduled for September. One of the more unique features of the PW TLD is its use of the DNS "wildcard" mechanism: -- By simply entering any string into a browser and ending it with ".pw," a user will be taken to a PW website. This intuitive navigation will help users more easily find individuals and communities of shared interests. -- Wildcarding is also used to offer email forwarding email addresses. This allows individuals to select permanent email addresses for virtually any string. This feature provides email portability for end users. The use of Wildcarding in top-level domains has been controversial. Verisign, Inc. briefly introduced a service called "Site Finder" last year. After industry protests, it was forced to shut it down. A recent report from the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), reviewed the Site Finder service and offered recommendations for acceptable use of the wildcard mechanism. After reviewing the report, PW Registry has determined its use of wildcarding satisfies the report's criteria for acceptable use. To review the complete set of proposed PW policies, see http://forums.pwregistry.pw. About PW Registry Corporation As the public trustee of the PW domain, PW Registry Corporation is responsible for ensuring that the management and administration of the PW top- level domain is in the public interest. PW Registry Corporation provides the PW domain through partnership with the Micronesia Investment and Development Corporation, the ICANN-delegated Sponsor for PW; and the Palau National Communications Corporation, the designated point of contact within the Government of the Republic of Palau. Assisting in the Policy Development Process for PW is the PW Policy Council, comprised of a cross-section of Internet stakeholders in the Republic of Palau. For more information, please visit http://www.pwregistry.pw. Contact: Thomas Barrett PW Registry Corporation +1.781.492.1315 firstname.lastname@example.org This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.
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