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    "true Internet access" == "BORING" ??
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 02 2004, @04:58AM (#13651)
    "true Internet access" == "BORING" ??

    It has been proven that consumers interested in
    cable-tv-like boxes are more interested in new
    and innovative ideas and content, than the same
    old boring and tired geek-discussions about TLDs
    and Internet Governance.

    For some, the Internet may be like watching C-SPAN
    and PBS all day, but, the real world is interested
    in a more diverse offering. They really do not
    miss the .ORG TLD. They never knew it existed.

    You can ICANNwatch all you want. You will not see
    anything new from ICANN. The season is over, they
    are not into re-runs.
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    Re:"true Internet access" == "BORING" ??
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday June 02 2004, @10:49AM (#13656)
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    Ummm... eliminating access to one or more TLDs is a method of increasing the diversity of the Internet? On what planet?

    "Normal" people might not miss the .ORG TLD, per se, but they certainly would miss it if they suddenly found that they couldn't access one or more of their favorite sites that might happen to have .ORG addresses, like The Leaky Cauldron [the-leaky-cauldron.org] (a Harry Potter fan site) or the site of a nonprofit group like The American Cancer Society [cancer.org]. What reason would any ISP (including a provider of "cable-TV-like boxes" [do you mean like WebTV?]) have to arbitrarily cut off access to any portion of the Internet when, by default, when the normal root servers are used, it is there?
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