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    New gTLDs .info Website Parodied
    posted by michael on Thursday October 04 2001, @02:22AM

    dtobias writes "Somebody put up a parody of the .info registry website and posted its address to the ICANN forum, but then it went away shortly. I don't know if Afilias threatened to sue them, but it inspired me to swing into action and create a parody site of my own -- they'll have to sue me too! Here it is -- Enjoy!"


     
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    Re: .info Website Parodied
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday October 04 2001, @03:31AM (#2721)
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    Good one Dan, though perhaps it isn't technically a parody as your site is more accurate than its target. :) Will you be adding additional content based on their other pages? It shouldn't take too long, one could conceivably write a script that semi-automated the process by changing words to their opposite (open becomes closed, unrestricted becomes restricted, etc.). The script could even have commercial potential, it could be used to debabelize ICANN's statements so as to more quickly and easily understand their newspeak. -g
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    Re: .info Website Parodied
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday October 04 2001, @07:21AM (#2736)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Hmmm... now I can't get to my own parody site... must be some sort of problem with the hosting provider.

    It does add to its authenticity as a simulation of Afilias, doesn't it?
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    Re: .info Website Parodied
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday October 04 2001, @02:16PM (#2748)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    If you've been having trouble reaching my parody site, it should be clearing up now... One of the three nameservers for my domain had incorrect data. I've taken it out of the registration data, so hopefully once it's out of people's caches the site will work reliably.

    I've made some updates to reflect the current status of .info... check it out!
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