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    ICANNwatch Should Convert to WIKI Format
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @04:54AM (#13670)
    ICANNwatch Should Convert to WIKI Format

    For people like Mr. Tobias, who apparently choose to live in a small, narrow-minded, world where only that which HE KNOWS exists, a WIKI Format is a collaborative web-site where people can edit the messages, notes, etc. and easily link them to each other. The Time-of-Posting Dominance is removed. The usefulness and linkages become what help preserve the Best-of-Breed information.

    Vanity Blogs have the similar Time-of-Posting Dominance attribute. Some important piece of news, posted last month, can be lost by the latest author's drivel about their summer vacation.

    Since WIKI is a 4-letter word, and since Mr. Tobias can not imagine any TLDs not blessed by Jon Postel's cronies, one has to hesitate mentioning the .WIKI TLD, where web-sites are AutoMagically Converted to WIKI Format.

    See http://www.ICANNwatch.WIKI

    Oooops, so sorry, Vinton Cerf has decided that 4-letter TLDs do not work. The .WIKI TLD has been banned from the root zone.

    See http://www.ICANNwatch.CAT

    to see a plain-text ASCII dump of the ICANNwatch web-site contents, using the UNIX "cat" command. "cat" stands for conCATenate.

    Ooooops, so sorry, Jon Postel's cronies have decided that the .CAT TLD is not to be used in that manner. The name ICANNwatch.CAT is not allowed in the DNS. The empire has been saved. Can you imagine what a "cat" command of the ICANNwatch web-site would look like ? Ah, that's right, Mr. Tobias does not allow anyone to have any imagination. All innovation only comes from "the Society". We now resume your normal programming. You will all eat stale bread, but the same stale bread. Dave Farber's 23 TLDs are the only ones on your menu. Enjoy.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Editor does not know of what he talks
    by WIPOorgUK on Friday June 04 2004, @05:27AM (#13671)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    "People who do not want to read anonymous comments need only set their comment reading preferences to +1, and they will never see an anonymous message"

    My score is 0 - despite not being anonymous.

    I have been hounded by anonymous poster - but would still not rid them of right to remain anonymous.

    I would however like them to take an anonymous handle - so that I know when it is same anonymous person.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .ORG is Still Available for an EXTRA Monthly Fee
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @07:31AM (#13677)
    .ORG is Still Available for an EXTRA Monthly Fee

    The new cable-tv-like boxes also Wildcard .COM
    and .NET for FREE. Viewers are directed to
    Accredited Registrars that sell .XXX and .TRAVEL
    names, along with .COM and .NET

    There is also a .TV TLD, which is not a country.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    What Do You Mean By "We", Paleface
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @08:35AM (#13678)
    "As long as such things can be posted anonymously, we have no way of knowing whether they're all being written by a single mental-institution escapee, or if there's a groundswell of militant ignorance out there."

    Okay asshole, if an institutionalized mental patient says "Network Solutions is the worst registrar on the planet.", is the statement untrue because it came from a mental patient? No.

    If you want to start a forum where only those persons whose backgrounds you can investigate are permitted to post ... no one is stopping you.

    You're a jerkoff, a scumbag, a paranoid little twerp. Yes, you suck. See how it works, asshole? I am comfortable being 100% truthful because (in part) I remain anonymous. If I ever meet you face to face, I will be less truthful, out of politeness.

    Later, you f'n dweeb.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Grow Up Dan
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @09:08AM (#13679)
    "... and seem to have chased off practically all the rational commentators who once made the discussions here interesting and informative."

    I don't think so. "Interesting and informative" discussions come from interesting, exciting topics. Lately (at least several months), topics here (and other venues like icbtollfree.com) have little stimulating news to report and discuss.

    New TLDs were the hot topic back in 2000, but now it's ho-hum, ho-hum.

    If not for John Berryhill's stellar contributions, this place would be about as stimulating as the old indian-head TV test pattern ... when there wasn't enough content to fill TV airtime.

    The Internet has a built-in 24 hour news cycle. One must be creative to keep everything interesting, all the time.

    Ban anonymous posters and you'll have a real sleeper here.

    Some anonymous posters here have deeper insight than the narrowly-focused Mr. Tobias. Grow up Dan.

    It would be nice to follow up on ICANN spreading viruses through comment forum(s). If true, it's really very troubling. If not true, ICANN should vociferously reassure the rest of us.

    No, I'm not John Berryhill.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    By Paul Vixie | Posted on May 20, 2004
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @10:40AM (#13680)
    By Paul Vixie | Posted on May 20, 2004 @ 10:54 PM PST

    Karl is smart enough to know the difference between an A RR and an NS RR, so his apparently-deliberate mincing of those terms mystifies me. Any network owner can control their own DNS simply by ensuring that their clients all use a local "root cache" file which points only at local "root name servers". And Karl knows that I am a passionate champion of the right of network owners to exercise this kind of control.

    On the other hand, f-root's address (192.5.5.241) is part of ISC's netblock (192.5.4.0/23) and if a network owner decided to pirate that address because they lacked control over their customers' "root cache" files, then ISC would treat this as an unlawful communications intercept and we would take action.

    Communications between consenting parties should never be prevented. But the only reason a network owner could have for pirating 192.5.5.241 (f-root) is if they do *not* have the consent of their own customers to operate a modified DNS namespace.

    If Karl believes that all root name servers ought to live on pirateable addresses then let him petition IANA to renumber the root name servers onto such addresses. But it's very odd to see Karl imply that because f-root's address is used for root name service, it ought to be legal to pirate it.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Put Up or Shut Up
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday June 04 2004, @03:51PM (#13688)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    OK, anonymous coward... if you want to be taken with even the most microscopic fragment of seriousness, it's time to put up or shut up... provide some documentation for the more bizarre claims you've made, most notably:

    1) Please give a specific company, product, or service name, and contact info such as a Web site, e-mail address, phone number, or snail-mail address, for the supposed "cable-TV-like" Internet service that makes .ORG addresses accessible only upon payment of an extra fee.

    2) Please give a specific citation (URL) for any official statement by an official of ICANN or other organizations involved in Internet governance to the effect that there is any plan in progress, or even being considered, to discontinue any currently-existing TLDs, including .ORG and the four-letter TLDs like .INFO and .NAME.

    If you can't do any of this, please crawl back into your hole and stop bothering people with your psychotic ravings.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Hummer Tracks Discovered on .MARS
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @04:00PM (#13689)
    Hummer Tracks Discovered on .MARS

    Hummer Tracks have been discovered on .MARS
    Apparently, the red planet is inhabited.
    The tracks lead to a cluster of solar arrays
    and server farms that apparently house the
    TRUE.ROOT.

    Dan Tobias is being hired by the U.S. Government
    to help craft a wide-spread cover-up. The Internet
    Society wants to be the first group to populate .MARS and they need to brain-wash the people on .EARTH, that .MARS does-not-exist.

    Dan is handing out tin-foil hats at the IETF
    and ICANN meetings. He claims those will prevent
    people from reading .NEWS, which also exists.
    Dan has rallied the Governor or Florida, Jedi
    Bush, to have all cable TV channels censor the
    photos coming from .MARS of the Hummer Tracks.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    to those who disdain anomymous messages
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 05 2004, @03:42PM (#13702)
    democracy flourishes with the secret ballot.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Anonymous ICANN
    by Muhhk on Monday June 07 2004, @12:26AM (#13713)
    User #3085 Info
    "As long as such things can be posted anonymously, we have no way of knowing whether they're all being written by a single mental-institution escapee, or if there's a groundswell of militant ignorance out there."

    How about logging the source IP address (or network) for each anonymous posting? That way, some idea can be gathered if there is one mental patient out there!

    Or alternatively, limit the number of anonymous postings by IP address per day to (hopefully) improve the signal-to-noise ratio.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Another Root Zone Sub-Net Collection
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 08 2004, @05:45AM (#13725)
    If your ISP or up-stream or company or sys-admin
    gives you a different opinion on the "dot" servers,
    then your DHCPd config will dynamically change.

    192.147.236.1
    199.166.24.1
    199.166.24 .12
    199.166.26.100
    199.166.27.4
    199.166.27.6
    1 99.166.28.10
    199.166.29.2
    199.166.31.3
    38.113.2 .100

    ddns-update-style ad-hoc;
    subnet 192.147.236.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 192.147.236.1 192.147.236.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  192.147.236.1 ;
    option routers  192.147.236.1 ;
    }
    subnet 199.166.24.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 199.166.24.1 199.166.24.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  199.166.24.1 199.166.24.12 ;
    option routers  199.166.24.1 199.166.24.12 ;
    }
    subnet 199.166.24.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 199.166.24.1 199.166.24.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  199.166.24.1 199.166.24.12 ;
    option routers  199.166.24.1 199.166.24.12 ;
    }
    subnet 199.166.26.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 199.166.26.1 199.166.26.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  199.166.26.100 ;
    option routers  199.166.26.100 ;
    }
    subnet 199.166.27.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 199.166.27.1 199.166.27.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  199.166.27.4 199.166.27.6 ;
    option routers  199.166.27.4 199.166.27.6 ;
    }
    subnet 199.166.27.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 199.166.27.1 199.166.27.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  199.166.27.4 199.166.27.6 ;
    option routers  199.166.27.4 199.166.27.6 ;
    }
    subnet 199.166.28.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 199.166.28.1 199.166.28.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  199.166.28.10 ;
    option routers  199.166.28.10 ;
    }
    subnet 199.166.29.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 199.166.29.1 199.166.29.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  199.166.29.2 ;
    option routers  199.166.29.2 ;
    }
    subnet 199.166.31.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 199.166.31.1 199.166.31.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  199.166.31.3 ;
    option routers  199.166.31.3 ;
    }
    subnet 38.113.2.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 38.113.2.1 38.113.2.254 ;
    option domain-name-servers  38.113.2.100 ;
    option routers  38.113.2.100 ;
    }
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Where did the ICANN Board Approve Any-Cast Roots ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 08 2004, @06:02AM (#13726)
    Where did the ICANN Board Approve Any-Cast Roots ?

    Does ICANN have the Staff and Experts to test
    changes to how the Root Servers are configured ?

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]


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