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    Re:.Kids Update
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday May 16 2003, @09:45AM (#11663)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I have my own TLD - .ewe. So we could get .kids, .ewe, and .moo together and form the Barnyard Animals Supporting Organization (BASO) for ICANN.

    And isn't .kids confusingly similar to Keds, a rather well known shoe trademark? I foresee UDRP trouble.

    But seriously, I find the concept of purposed TLDs to be rather lame on multiple grounds.

    Most folks seem to have forgotten that there is much more to the internet than the world wide web. A machine that offers children's web content can be simultaneously offering up a blue IRC channel or relaying pornographic spam.

    And even within the spaces of the web I doubt that there is any umbrella large enough to cover material that is acceptable to Islamic parents of a 5 year old girl in Pakistan and also to Skateboard Hippy parents of a 15 year old boy in the Santa Cruz (California) mountains.

    But what is really sad is that ICANN has effectively stopped the creation of any new TLDs, thus making all of this discussion completely moot.
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    Re:.Kids Update by KarlAuerbach
    Re:.Kids Update
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday May 16 2003, @11:11AM (#11665)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    Yeah right, do you think that the board ever sees these comments, much less considers or discusses them?

    Do you think that all those "comments" are so crystal clear that there is never should be a question from ICANN for clarification? Or is it simply that they are never read by anyone who cares?

    As the the current proposal, there is overwhelming concensus (see, I can learn from Mike Roberts) that the Lynn proposal is silly, lame, and ought to be ignorred as comprising a senseless extension of ICANN regulation.
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