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    NeuStar Outlines Timeline for the Launch of .kids.us | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 14 comments | Search Discussion
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    Defensive Registrations
    by jberryhill on Wednesday May 14 2003, @07:12PM (#11634)
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    Incidentally, gnso.org will soon be launching its sunrise period for defensive registrations of third-level domains.

    For the low price of $500, I promise I won't set up a domain name of the form:


    For an additional $200, I'll throw in the same vow in taliban.com.
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    Re:.Kids Update
    by dmehus on Thursday May 15 2003, @08:31AM (#11642)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    I also heard a rumour that New.net's parent company, Idealab! [idealab.com], is closing its Boston office and laying off workers. Another rumour is that New.net may shut down soon.

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Re:.Kids Update
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday May 16 2003, @10:45AM (#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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