I'd like to register a domain name that ends with "nt." (The actual domain should be fairly evident, what can I say?) The obvious www.electriccounterpoint.com is taken, so rather than hyphenate (eww!), I was considering doing the "del.icio.us" thing and putting the site up at electriccounterpoi.nt. The ".nt" top level domain indicates neutral territory, which is made doubly cool by my interest in these sorts of things. Unfortunately, I can't find anyplace that will let me register such a site.
says that the .nt domain is not recognized by ICANN. As I understand it, though, ICANN doesn't really control
the Internet, though, so what's the deal? Can I register my domain with some service? If so, am I at risk of it being snatched away by ICANN? Should I be afraid of registering with some fly-by-night service in case that's my only choice? I've never registered a domain name before, so I've got all the usual concerns on top of the .nt thing.
Anyway, is this worth pursuing?