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    Re: .md
    by dmehus on Tuesday September 02 2003, @05:30PM (#12147)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    Bravo. Well said. One does not have to look farther than the tiny island nation of Western Samoa or the Cocos Islands to see that those countries respective political leaders were abused, misled, and used in getting them to sign papers authorizing control of their ccTLDs to U.S. capitalist scum. Okay, that statement makes me sound like a Communist, but I'm not. They really do add a black eye to the successes of capitalism. Look at the executives from the company managing .WS.

    Oh, and what about .CC? It's pretty much the same thing. .TV? Same old song and dance.

    1. Two young "entrepreneurs" ("scum") travel to poor, third world island nation with no running water or technological advancements

    2. Dictate to nation's political leaders (gullable) the "benefits" of handing over control of their ccTLD to some upstart, venture (vulture) funded company in the U.S.

    3. Promises of "wealth" (i.e. some very small percentage of their revenues from domain name sales). Let's stop on this for a second and calculate it. The scum tell gullable that Island Nation will receive 5% of the revenues from annual domain name sales of .IN names. Now, most ccTLDs are only moderately successful. Let's say .IN registers 100,000 names in its first year (and that's being generous). A grade four math student would tell you that 5% of 100,000 is $5,000. How is $5,000 beneficial to the poor, helpless, and starving people of Island Nation?

    4. Aspirations of wealth grossly exaggerated. ccTLD does not receive targeted one million registrations in first year.

    5. ccTLD manager goes bankrupt. Vulture swarm in to bankruptcy court looking to reclaim some of their pathetically stupid investment.

    Alternate 5. Gullable, as if it hadn't learned from its mistake, requests redelegation of .IN back to itself, only to again lease it out to new scum (see .LA).

    A somewhat humourous, slightly cynical, but mostly serious view. And I'm only 20.

    DougDoug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Stripped, Raped and Pillaged
    by WIPOorgUK on Thursday September 04 2003, @12:03AM (#12160)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    Sir or Madam - you are quite right - it is a scandal.

    I have said something similar myself before [icann.org]:

    "The problem lies in the fact that these ccTLDs have been hijacked for use as gTLDs.

    These ccTLDs have been stripped, raped and pillaged.

    The UK and other countries (that have used some common sense and thought about it as more than something to exploit) sell third-level domain names using as a resource - not SLDs."


    Michael misses the point when he says, "...exploited an asset that otherwise would have lain fallow".

    Perhaps he would like to explain - exactly how is it "savvy" to sell out your countries Internet DNS resources?

    Just how will the future Moldovian government be able to use their ccTLD in any structured way - e.g. club.town.md ?

    Garry Anderson - Haverhill UK - WIPO.org.uk - SKILFUL.com
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