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    Okay, Jim, have at it...
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Monday October 11 2004, @12:09PM (#14327)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    And now we wait for Jim Fleming to spam the topic with 5 to 10 posts about "routing around" things, wireless routers with TLD overrides, IPv16 and other nonesense.

    In a strange way, I look forward to it every couple of days.

    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:Okay, Jim, have at it...
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday October 12 2004, @06:50AM (#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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