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    Alternate Roots Turkey Abandons ICANN
    posted by tbyfield on Sunday July 03 2005, @02:09PM

    John Palmer writes "A Top Level Domain (TLD) system has been launched in Turkey as the result of an alliance between the Turkish Informatics Association (TBD) and Unified Identity Technology (UNIDT), officials announced on Wednesday.

    Top Level Domain is the portion of a traditional domain name that comes after the dot. The generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) are: .com, .net and .org, the other type of TLDs include the country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD), which are assigned to all countries and their dependencies such as .tr for Turkey.

    Top Level Domains (TLD) will be put up for sale by Turkish Internet service providers, Turkish Informatics Association Chairman Turhan Mentes said.

    Mentes said the deal with UNIDT might offer new possibilities for Turkish corporations, as they will be free to use their own names as domain names on the Internet.

    Access to TLDs is supported by a federation called Public-Root, which emerged due to shortcomings in the existing Internet infrastructure and monopolistic tendencies, Mentes said.

    TLDs also single out search results, instead of hundreds or thousands of results one gets when using the search engines on ordinary servers.

    Mentes said Public-Root supports the existing Internet domains and one of the 13 root servers worldwide is located in Ankara.

    Taken from http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?ene wsid=16484
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    Not so fast . . .
    by jon on Sunday July 03 2005, @02:33PM (#15701)
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    The .TR ccTLD is operated by some folks at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. We learn from this story that some other folks in Turkey are marketing an alternate root. But nothing in the story tells us whether the alternate-root folks have any say over where Turkish ISPs' nameservers point. If the new root ends up getting significant market share, that'll be news. Right now, though, "Turkey Abandons ICANN" seems a little premature.
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    Turkish alt root
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Thursday July 07 2005, @09:48AM (#15710)
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    According to this [canoe.ca] article, Turkey's Telecommunications Authority is at least mulling over the idea. In all the news coverage regarding the US DoC's power grab/retainment of the legacy root and the possibility of it sparking/growing alt roots, I have seen no mention that most of these alt roots don't like to be called alternative, they prefer to be called complementary, meaning by that that they make use of ICANN's root PLUS additional TLDs. Of course with the .biz collision and additional likely ones, each complementary root will have to make some decisions, but at the rate that ICANN adds TLDs that won't happen very soon or often. And there's an interesting discussion regarding single/multiple root(s) going on over at CircleID [circleid.com]. -g
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    Totally wrong !!
    by net_mustang on Thursday July 07 2005, @03:18PM (#15711)
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    This is a total misinterpretation of the news. Go read it yourself. Turkey DOES NOT abondan ICANN. Turkey just considers a decentralized root system that WORKS ALONG WITH ICANN which is not controlled by a single country in the world. It really does not matter if it's USA or if it's Uganda. The problem is th ICANN itself. Which falls short of meeting the demands of the world and sits as a clumsy organization standing to protect rights of specific vendors rather than the community.
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