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    What reason to remove TLDs ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 02 2004, @02:51PM (#13658)
    What reason to remove TLDs ?

    1. They make money from people paying to add them back.

    2. A large number of down-load sites are reached
    via .ORG, and those use up band-width. ISPs do not
    want to encourage their customers to use band-width.

    3. As for increasing diversity, the Internet Society,
    and other .ORG groups, work to systematically
    dumb-down the population, with narrow-minded
    media. People with narrow-minds have a hard
    time understanding how being in a society with
    more open-minded people makes things more

    How diverse is the ICANN Board ?
    How many males ?
    How many females ?
    What are the sexual preferences of the ICANN Board members ?
    What religion are the ICANN Board members ?
    What are the age ranges of the ICANN Board ?

    Substitute Board with Staff above and repeat.

    In the words of Rodney Dangerfield,
    "Hey look everybody, they are all [censored]"
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    What reason to remove TLDs ? by Anonymous
    Re:What reason to remove TLDs ?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday June 02 2004, @06:19PM (#13663)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    You're totally bonkers. The ACLU [aclu.org], The Christian Coalition [christiancoalition.org], Americans United for Separation of Church and State [au.org], The Anglican Church [anglican.org], the American Cancer Society [cancer.org], Mensa [mensa.org], The Libertarian Party [lp.org], David Duke [davidduke.org], Socialists on the Internet [socialist.org], The Electronic Frontier Foundation [eff.org], and Slashdot [slashdot.org] are all part of a big, unified, conspiracy to narrow the diversity of society and the Internet??????

    And, last I checked, an awful lot of the high-bandwidth download sites were in .com domains, except when they're illegal pirate sites, which sometimes operate out of raw IP addresses so they don't depend on the DNS at all. Arbitrarily cutting off some TLDs from Internet access wouldn't do much to cut bandwidth usage, but it would sure frustrate people who found their favorite sites inaccessible.
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