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    Few Comments
    by GeorgeK on Tuesday April 06 2004, @03:55AM (#13315)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    Given the very low number of comments, it's pretty evident that these TLDs lack public support.

    Compare the number of comments posted in support of these new TLDs to those received for the Stop VeriSign DNS Abuse [whois.sc] petition, or the Recall VeriSign [recallverisign.com] petition, or even that spoke against WLS [icann.org].

    Of course, if there ends up being 1 comment for a particular TLD, out of 1 comment total received, the fork and spoon operators from ICANN will declare "unanimous support!"
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    Re:Few Comments
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Tuesday April 06 2004, @09:13AM (#13317)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    Given the very low number of comments, it's pretty evident that these TLDs lack public opposition.

    It cuts both ways, George.

    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:Few Comments
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday April 06 2004, @09:13AM (#13318)
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    ICANN's former president led ICANN into having a round of TLD applicatons that permitted only "sponsored" TLDs. Given that the typical sponsor a) does not understand internet technology, b) is self-interested, and c) tends to have very little foresight it is quite understandable that these proposals are generally lame and will prove of no value to the community of internet users.

    ICANN's former president did understand one thing about sponsored TLDs - and that is that sponsors can write checks to ICANN so that ICANN can hire more staff to build ever larger org charts.

    If, as ICANN's chairman likes to say, "the internet is for everyone", then why does ICANN continue to obsess on granting an amazing few new TLDs that have fixed ICANN-backed imposed semantics and ICANN-backed restricted uses?

    It certainly does seem that ICANN is busy selling the internet to those with closed minds and open wallets.

    There is no grand experiment or testbed going on here, there is merely restraint of trade and obliteration of technical potential.
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