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    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Tuesday January 28 2003, @07:15AM (#11043)
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    The old software was creaking and couldn't be changed. For exapample,there was no way to send out headlines. If you have suggestions for site improvements, I'm all ears/eyes: what we gained was flexibility (plus the ability to do what we did before more easily). As for content, to a greate extent it has to be user-driven. We cannot do it alone. Feel free to submit stories, either signed or anonymously.

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    by RFassett on Tuesday January 28 2003, @07:37PM (#11044)
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    personally, I think it matters quite a bit. I am no technologist, but unless I am missing something this is about re-direction of queries captured at the root server level...and please correct me if I am indeed incorrect here. Verisign is a for-profit business. There are numerous revenue models that can be built around this, applied differently, but the same concept. In turn, given my assumption of functionality is correct, it can materially affect the end-user experience. The point is that the plane has been broken, no? how far does it go? and does the IAB, IETF, or ICANN carry the authority to restrict motivations or "additional registry services" of a private, for-profit business and the interests of its stockholders? Unless I am missing something - and I may well be - I think these are legitimate questions.

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