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    Re: Registrations in Open ccTLDs
    by RFassett on Tuesday July 23 2002, @08:27AM (#8041)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    "It is the essential undifferentiation I have a problem with"

    I personally favor the rTLD model (not to be confused with the closely related r-sTLD model). I think this gives the registry operator the best opportunity to build a long lasting "community" with separation from the .com namespace. I agree with your statement above, I just do not have a problem if some entity thinks differently than I do (or subjective ICANN criteria outside of its scope) and wants to do it.

    I suppose if ICANN had shown some level of competence (or just less subjectivity) up to now in "managing" this, I would be a bit more open minded to their playing a referee. But, they have not proven themselves to be, to me, an impartial referee to trust with this fairly important gatekeeping role. I just don't think they have earned the title so I think it should be stripped - completely. And if people want to launch "undifferentiated TLD's" more power to them. It would be, in my opinion, a far more favorable environment to the "stop energy" we have now.
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    Re: Registrations in Open ccTLDs by RFassett
    Re: Registrations in Open ccTLDs
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday July 23 2002, @06:45PM (#8065)
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    Agreed again Ray. Better some registry falls on its face (assuming it has proper backup, and that is a crucial part of internet stability that ICANN has entirely failed at) than that these bunch of morons should argue over whether .air is better spelled .aero. Look on the good side, this will give Veri$ign a controlling power in .com for at least the next 5 years, probably a decade (and in case they fsck that up, they gave them .net). Hmmmm, d'ya figure any ICANN directors will tell us how much they'll make from this little hustle? Of course not, ICANN is a unique private/public not for profit US corporation, it doesn't have to answer to anyone. As I say Enron, WorldCom et al will use this as a model next time, leaving them immune when they not only shorn the sheep but hang them over the fence as well. The rest of the world is watching and they'll find another root they can depend on, this one is rotten, corrupt, and possibly even unstable. -g
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