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    Re:Talk about No Clue - .ORG is being phase out
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday June 01 2004, @10:30AM (#13648)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    That's a big load of bullshit. .ORG is not in any way being "phased out"; it was transferred to a different registry operator (affiliated with the Internet Society), but is alive and well. (See pir.org [pir.org].) I don't know of any "cable-tv-like boxes" with broken DNS that fails to include some of the TLDs, but if such a thing exists, it's not giving true Internet access.

    I really think ICANNWatch (that's icannwatch.org !) should consider banning anonymous comments in this site; it might cut down on the idiotic misinformation often posted here by people too cowardly to identify themselves.
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    Re:Talk about No Clue - .ORG is being phase out by dtobias
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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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    Re:Talk about No Clue - .ORG is being phase out
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday June 02 2004, @10:51AM (#13657)
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    > Try http://www.icannwatch.COM

    Have you? It does indeed work (as an alternative address of this site), but if you use any of the links from its front page to individual articles, you'll find they take you right back to icannwatch.org, which has always been the preferred address of this site.
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