>both the US govt and the European Union (I think) were arguing about new categories, >doing away with all of the current ones, so that, for instance, it will be easier for >schools and parents to block out any ".sex" sites, etc.,. OH, that discussion! They's have a lot of resistance from some really influential "COM" sites. The proposal was actually to create a separate group for the porn sites so they could be more easily blocked from schools, businesses, and politicians' offices. There was no discussion of .COM going away, but perhaps a second business suffix added.
>I don't want to buy a .com address, and then find out that >all .com addresses cease to exist in the near future? It's political discussions. Have they ever been speedy? Don't worry about it.