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    Re:Special U.S. Government TLDs
    by tbyfield (reversethis-{moc.xinap} {ta} {dleifybt}) on Thursday March 20 2003, @09:31AM (#11351)
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    personally, i could do without this kind of concussion-inducing saluting on ICANN Watch; or, alternatively, we can acknowledge that the US military's better moments are attended by some shameful ones as well, as is typical of human institutions. and, in any event, the US military is paid by the people of the US; did anyone forget to thank *them* for this service to humanity? i certainly hope so. people who never tire of muscling thanks out of others do get a bit boring, in large part because they tend to do so when it serves their interests.

    it's fine that .gov and .mil remain legacy quasi-property of the USG. the solution, as always, is simple: expand the namespace. in its origins, it was never designed orintended to be a perfect taxonomy of the world. we could also debate whether the standard width of a road is the most rational design; but it makes much more sense to make do with the designs we have and seek to improve them incrementally, based on new needs and new research.

    cheers,
    t
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