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    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Friday October 03 2003, @01:31PM (#12385)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    Introduce many more REGISTRIES so that there is true competition in the space. Verisign has done a fantastic job in slowing the introduction of new TLDs to a crawl, and in ensuring that those that have been introduces are hobbled, at best.

    The only TLD introduced that had a chance at competition (.info), Verisign took a piece of, just in case.

    You want to throw some fear into Verisign? Let's get IOD's .Web in the roots to compete, along with 20 other new TLDs.

    Verisign is fond of holding out the "innovation" card. Let's see how they deal with innovation from new competitors in the registry market.

    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:True by cambler
    by dmehus on Friday October 03 2003, @03:03PM (#12387)
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    What is IOD? I'm all for .web, and many more unsponsored, unrestricted, gTLDs (somewhere in the neighbourhood of at least 15 introduced per year). However, we should be careful who we delegate such TLD strings to, in my opinion. Something as neat as .web should be managed by a non-profit, true public benefit corporation. In essence, I'm thinking that the Internet Multicasting Service [invisible.net] would be best suited to administer and manage a TLD such as .web.

    Other unsponsored TLDs I've thought would be useful:
    .news (however, a policy should be implemented that allows accredited news organizations such as CNN or the Associated Press to take over a domain name, similar to the .biz STOP policy framework)
    .space ("web"space, get it?)

    In terms of new restricted TLDs, there are a couple that would be good:
    .health (available for registered physicians and accredited sources of health information [to weed out bogus crap])
    .inc (available for any legally incorporated and registered company)

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    • Re:True by cambler Friday October 03 2003, @06:13PM
      • Re:True by Anonymous Saturday October 04 2003, @09:29AM
        • Re:True by cambler Saturday October 04 2003, @10:43AM
    • Re:True by fnord Saturday October 04 2003, @03:39PM
      • Re:True by dmehus Saturday October 04 2003, @10:22PM
    by Anonymous on Saturday October 04 2003, @07:17PM (#12403)
    I totally agree with Mr.Ambler. They (.WEB) deserve to be included in the A-root. They are innovators. New.net deserves this, too. These companies are the real innovators. Let IOD & New.net in.
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    • Re:True by dmehus Sunday October 05 2003, @01:06PM
      • Re:True by Anonymous Sunday October 05 2003, @07:46PM

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