ICANN gTLDs reloaded: Greeks apply for dot .DRACHMA
With the ICANN TAS system back in business and only two refunds due to the 40-day long glitch, a new application by the new interim government of Greece has been announced.
“We can confirm that the Greeks applied for the gTLD .Drachma,” said Molly Pinebottom of ICANN.
“There is an ever-increased possibility that the Greek government will resort to issuing a new drachma currency quite soon, and they want to reserve this valuable namespace,” added Pinebottom.
After years of bathing aimlessly in this funny currency, the Euro, the Greeks have sobered up and are actively seeking the return to the millennia-old drachma, first used around the Trojan War era. The hollow wooden horse that helped the Greeks sack Troy reportedly cost 10000 drachmas, adjusted for inflation.
“We are proud of our heritage, history and culture, part of which is the drachma,” said Nikos Papadodimitrakopoulos of the National Museum of Numismatics in Greece. “Without a doubt, we were strong-armed into joining the Euro and abandoned the drachma in 2000. Now it’s the time to return to our roots with a new drachma that will be the pride and joy of the forex market,” added Papadodimitrakopoulos.
The Greeks’ return to the new drachma via the registration of dot .drachma will further strengthen the tourism that Greece is famous for, and its award-winning wines will continue to offer sweet stupor to fellow Europeans. Instead of costing 1.5 euro, a souvlaki with pita would cost 1500 new drachmas; Greek fries would be free.
It is expected that Dancing With the Stars semi-finalist, Maria Menounos, will be summoned to promote the new drachma for Greece with a series of sexy, yet classy commercials.
ICANN will begin the processing of new gTLDs and thus that of .drachma very soon, according to sources close to outgoing ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom.