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    Re:Then Mail the Governator a .WEB Router as a Gif
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 03 2004, @06:06AM (#14280)
    A WIKI.WEB can be used to collect info for the .WEB router you send to the Governator. The
    entire WIKI can be snap-shotted and burned into
    the firmware.

    Here is some history from the .WS story for the Governator to consider.
    ~~~~

    Before you can start up a business - any business - customers need to be able to find you. On the Internet, your address is your domain name; the part of an Internet address that comes after the www. With the unparalleled growth of the Internet, dot com domain names continue to sell like hotcakes. Currently, there are more than 20 million dot com domains, and over 34 million total domains registered worldwide. Industry experts forecast that more than 500 million domains will be registered in the next ten years. In fact, reliable sources from companies like Intel are predicting that every personal computer in the future will have its own domain name.

    In 1998, the dot com craze was beginning to ramp up to unbelievable proportions. So many Internet companies sprouted up in Silicon Valley, and elsewhere, that companies not swept up in the hysteria were thought to be missing out. But, while most people were focused on things like Content, Banner Ads and Bandwidth, Michael Reed and Alan Ezeir, the CEO and President respectively of Global Domains International, Inc. (GDI), recognized another opportunity that was largely ignored; they wondered, "Besides dot com, are there other extensions that businesses could use as a domain name?"

    Mike and Alan were aware that in the mid 1990’s, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned each nation a country code. These codes were designed to give each country an address to use for their own Internet needs. For instance, the United States was assigned .us, Australia .au, Ireland .ie. "We knew that a good, easy-to-remember country code could be marketable globally as a viable alternative to .com," said Alan. "And so," Mike added, "we ordered some pizza, locked ourselves in a room, and went through the entire list of countries to pinpoint the best possible code.”

    They ultimately focused on the domain extension .WS -- which belongs to the tiny island nation of Samoa, deep in the South Pacific. “We thought that the abbreviation .WS could be successfully marketed worldwide as the ‘WebSite’ top-level domain,” said Mike. “There were a small handful of other viable options, but through resolve and perseverance, we found that some countries were already using their domain locally, and not interested in becoming an ‘open’ or ‘global’ registry. With a population of less than 200,000 people, Samoa had yet to utilize their domain on a massive scale. And, none of the other countries’ domains compared to the potential branding power of ·WS to signify ‘WebSite’. After all,” Mike happily exclaimed, “everyone in the free world knows what a web site is!”
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    a .WEB Router (DynaBRICK) as a Gift
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 03 2004, @07:26AM (#14281)
    One of the best features of a DynaBRICK or DynaBook is that the main web-site is programmed into the hardware and delivered physically to the users, like a book. That prevents people like Milton Mueller, Dave Farber and Michael Froomkin from censoring the content as part of their ISOC duties.

    If the DynaBRICK ever does get connected to
    other devices, it can update itelf.

    Since the DynaBRICKs run off of 12volts DC you
    can put one in a car and locate it where people
    come with their lap-tops and new WIFI cell-phones.

    McDonalds.WEB and StarBucks.WEB can be FREE
    and open access points run from DynaBRICKS
    near each location.

    BrickLayers place them there.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    FREE .WEB domain Names Backed by .WS
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 03 2004, @07:46AM (#14282)
    The CISCO WRT-54G has the dynamic DNS service
    backed by .WS built-in. People can get a FREE .WS domain name. Those can then be mapped to
    their FREE .WEB domain name.

    The name behind the scenes takes the form "NAME.dyndns.WS" the user sees "NAME.WEB".

    First you have to get registered for FREE at http://www.dyndns.WS.

    Actually, first you have to buy a CISCO (Linksys) WRT-54G wireless access-point.
    Frys has them by the car-load.

    You can download new firmware from:

    http://www.portless.net/menu/ewrt/
    [portless.net]

    Join the wireless .NET and route around the ISOC.
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