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    What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday March 22 2004, @01:43PM (#13239)
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    I suppose some of this is due to the fact that this application round (and I suspect most all future rounds, assuming there are any) is restricted to sponsored gTLDs but still... Did the MdR2k round go that badly that few still want to try? ICANN must be choked that they're not getting a similar windfall to last time, so I bet we won't see any rebate, and I suspect they will OK most of the applicants so they can at least make money from future registration fees.

    Aside from that, my first impressions are that .mail looks interesting as an anti-spam tool, as will be who gets .tel (unless ICANN does a Solomon like they did with .web, but like I say they'd probably prefer more cashflow). And this just goes to show that there should be some sort of taxonomy to TLD strings (and I know I am in a small minority with that opinion), whichever of these TLD strings are approved will just further confuse the end user. -g

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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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