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    Re:Okay, Jim, have at it...
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday October 12 2004, @07:50AM (#14329)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I'm not sure who the anonymous wakkos are, but they are a nuisance.

    But apart for that, yes, you and .web have been scrod by ICANN.

    It says much about ICANN's intentions to note that the reason that ICANN has allowed new TLDs at no more than a glacial pace and appears to be bent on allowing only "sponsored" future TLDs, is that ICANN says that they are concerned about the ability of the net to operate with stability 24x7x365 should they make an error in allocating new TLDs.

    That rationale, which I find ludicrous and contrary to actual research about how many TLDs the net can have, is exactly the reverse of the damn-the-torpodoes-full-speed-ahead logic that ICANN is using to allow the headlong displacement of IPv4 glue A records by IPv6 AAAA records.

    I guess the answer to that difference is that there is no intellectual property squad that is worried about whether somebody's trademark might be affected by a reduction in the glue records given to about 99.999% of DNS queries.

    Anyway, the bottom line is that IOD deserves .web - and given the ill-willed and unprincipled nature of ICANN's obstruction of your application ICANN should refund your $50,000 application fee and that of every other applicant that has been condemned to ICANN limbo these past 4 years.
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    Re:Okay, Jim, have at it... by KarlAuerbach
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    Re:Okay, Jim, have at it...
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Tuesday October 12 2004, @08:52AM (#14330)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    For what it's worth, I don't want the $50,000 back. I want into the roots. I have no desire to allow ICANN to cancel the contract entered into by refunding the money.

    --
    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    .WEB is in Good Shape - Free of ICANN
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 12 2004, @03:41PM (#14333)
    FREE .WEB names are mapped by the new DNS
    software into FREE names in the Dynamic DNS.

    See also:
    http://www.OpenWRT.ORG
    and DNSMASQ and the CISCO WRT-54G Wireless Router

    Register for FREE with:
    http://www.DYNdns.WS

    Ambler.WEB maps to Ambler.DYNDNS.WS

    CISCO also has the .LAN TLD
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