[I]f a religious group or government says this term is clearly offensive to us and is somehow documented in our practices and policies that this is offensive … then they can mount an objection and then it goes to an official panel. There are world experts in these issues, in judging what’s viewed as a violation of different statutes.

—Rod Beckstrom, president and CEO of Internet regulating group ICANN, on how Vatican City or Pakistan might go about trying to veto .gay from ever becoming a top-level domain [via]

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