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    Which is Closer, the Moon or the European Union? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 9 comments | Search Discussion
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    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 20 2004, @01:51AM (#14377)
    The decision to create a new TLD should not be made lightly. So it should come as no surprise that it takes a few years for the EU and its now 25 member states to come to an agreement on how to create and run this new TLD.

    It seems the EU tries to do it right with the opening of .eu. Such planning takes time.

    Also, bear in mind that it has not become easier the last few years to open a new TLD. The whole opening up for registrations period now has to take into account trademarks, sunrise periods, etc. Lawyers take time and suck money.
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    KIDS.ONLINE and the .KOL TLD
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 20 2004, @05:31AM (#14379)
    KIDS.ONLINE and the .KOL TLD
    http://www.aol.com/product/kol.adp [aol.com]
    or is that the .ONLINE TLD ?
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    Let the States do policies, not the market.
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 20 2004, @11:00AM (#14380)
    Bruce, you write: "neither multinational bureaucracies nor out-of-control non-profit corporations are capable of making policy decisions regarding the internet."
    OK, they go fast. But are the policies good? I do not only trust in market solutions. Sometimes we need time to think of what we do.
    And look at the dot-su (former USSR). Has it been withdrawn after the Soviet Union collapsed?
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    Live From - New York (.NYC) - It's Saturday Night
    by Anonymous on Friday October 22 2004, @04:49AM (#14382)
    VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/19/2004 -- Paystone Technologies, a leader in online micropayment solutions, announced today the launch of their Send Money to Mexico product. Paystone's Send Money product enables individuals in the United States and Canada to send up to US$1,000 to a loved one in Mexico for a low fixed fee of $6.00.

    A recent survey from Ipsos-Insight (www.ipsos-insight.com) on the small payments market, released last week at the Micropayments Conference in New York City, reported that more than 14 million Americans, ages 12 and older, purchased digital content for less than $2.00 in the past twelve months.
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    How .INFO Makes .GOOGLE sort of .DISAPPEAR
    by Anonymous on Friday October 22 2004, @05:09AM (#14384)
    How .INFO Makes .GOOGLE sort of .DISAPPEAR

    With the cable.TV-like devices now entering the
    home and small business market, at the end of
    broad-band connections, those devices can do
    much more than just provide bit transport.
    [See DNSMASQ and the .WEB package as one example.]

    One of the things the cable.TV-like devices can
    do is provide users with a different view of the
    Internet than they might get from a rather raw
    and crude access they have today. As one example,
    the new FREE .INFO names flooding the market
    can be used to build a generic search service
    that **uses** google on the back-end and hides
    google and presents the results of the search
    in a different format or with different filters.

    Google of course has been one of the main ISOC
    insiders (behind the scenes) lobbying ICANN to
    prevent any more TLDs. It makes their life more
    complex and it opens up more potential for
    dillution and competition.

    Vinton Cerf of course has stated in public
    comments to people like Esther Dyson and Mike
    Roberts and some of the IBM insiders, that
    ICANN can be used to manipulate the price of
    stock in companies. The U.S. Department of
    Justice should certainly be looking at the
    stock portfolios of all of the ICANN insiders.

    Will .INFO make it easier to look at those
    portfolios ?
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    Which is Closer .NET or .NET ? or .NRO ?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 22 2004, @05:50AM (#14385)
    Yet another layer added to the ISOC multi-level-marketing machine.
    WOW that delegation of .NET to the vapor NRO is such an obvious approach. As Stuart Lynn would say, "It just sort of jumps out ahead of all the rest".

    NRO-ICANN Enter Formal Agreement
    by Bret Fausett on October 21, 2004 04:54PM (PDT)

    NRO Press Release: "Today, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed a formal agreement that will allow those with the greatest interest in the strength and viability of the Internet to play a significant policy making role in the global distribution of Internet numbers. The agreement - a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) - specifically concerns the Address Supporting Organization (ASO). It stipulates how the NRO will fulfil the role, responsibilities, and functions of the ASO as outlined in the ICANN Bylaws. The signing ceremony took place at the biannual Public Policy Meeting of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)."
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