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    Dave Farber Nets another 2-letter TLD ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 25 2004, @08:54AM (#13269)
    While Vinton Cerf and the other cronies of Jon Postel restrain trade and prevent other companies from entering the marketplace, Jon Postel's thesis advisor, Dave Farber, and other cronies are quietly pulling in the 2-letter TLDs for their personal profit, all for the community good of course.

    They now appear to have 23 TLDs including .ORG.


    http://www.pw
    [www.pw]
    "The technical operations for the PW Registry will be managed by Basic Fusion, Inc. This partnership provides PW Registry with a highly available and scalable architecture that utilizes the latest in industry-standard Shared Registry System protocols. Worldwide resolution of PW domains are provided by UltraDNS. UltraDNS also powers technology solutions for some of the world's largest networks, including Microsoft and 23 top level domains, including the .org and .uk extensions."
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    Re:This isn't a new two letter TLD
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 25 2004, @12:48PM (#13275)
    According to the list of ccTLDs on the IANA site, .pw is the country code for Palau, a Pacific island nation. See here: http://www.iana.org/root-whois/pw.htm

    The PW Registry plan doesn't look any different than plans by other companies that buy the rights to sell ccTLDs to consumers, like .la for Laos, .tv for Tuvalu, .md for Moldova, etc etc. Don't be fooled the .pw is a brand new two letter TLD extension, it is no different than .cc or .ws.
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