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    ICANNwatch Should Convert to WIKI Format
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @03:54AM (#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.

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    Re:ICANNwatch Should Convert to WIKI Format
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday June 04 2004, @09:49AM (#13682)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I'm perfectly aware of what a WIKI is, and have read and edited them myself.

    I'm also aware that no such TLD as .WIKI exists in the standard Internet namespace at this time, not because there's anything invalid about four-letter TLDs (.INFO, .NAME, .COOP, and .ARPA all exist), but because that particular one is not in the root.
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