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    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants
    by Anonymous on Tuesday March 23 2004, @10:16AM (#13244)
    .Cat for Catalan speakers only?Surely,if needed,this should come under the .es cc (and the .fr cc for extreme Catalan nationalists).ICANN cannot possibly entertain such an application without considering every other linguistic or ethnic minority's right to their own TLD,nor should they involve themselves in what could be a part of a nationalist independence movement.Catalans today,Basques tomorrow,Galicians the next!
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    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants by Anonymous
    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Tuesday March 23 2004, @10:37AM (#13245)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    Which makes me wonder why it's such a bad idea? The Basques and Galacians didn't apply. Why not? Should we penalize an apparently well-organized group of Catalan-speakers just because everyone else might apply?

    And what if they do? We've already determined that the root can support many more TLDs than there would be expected registries. The cost of a registry (not to mention the application fee) means that you're not going to get everyone with a 486 in their basement applying.

    Meet a reasonable technical criteria, and do your best. The proof of concept has shown that even in the face of (alleged) mismanagement and terrible business decisions the Internet keeps running.

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