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    .TRAVEL to be Neuked
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 31 2004, @02:10AM (#14395)
    ICANN has selected Neustar to destroy another TLD.
    They did such a great job with .BIZ, with an
    illegal lottery and a 2-year grace period to get
    a simple registry working, they need to be
    rewarded with the next job to Neuke .TRAVEL.

    Neuking .TRAVEL helps to serve many purposes of
    the ISOC.

    1. It helps to destroy any business opportunity
    that a pioneer like New.Net thought they had.

    2. It will ensure that .TRAVEL names are not
    widely used. That might cut into some ISOC .ORG revenue.

    3. It will distract the Neutron bomb company
    from getting near the .NET rebid, which is
    being secretly finessed to the ISOC insiders.

    4. The Registrars will make a fortune off of the
    chaos from the Neutron bomb explosion. What will
    it be this time ? $900 for a travel agent to
    sign up to wait 6 months to find out if they
    then get to pay $15,000 for an arbitration
    procedure to determine if they get the name they
    desire ?

    5. All useful .TRAVEL names will of course be
    "reserved" for the IANA to use. He disappeared
    in 1998, and has not been seen since being
    Neuked, but still serves the DOD's purposes.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .MOBI was not a *Real* Application, It was a Troll
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 31 2004, @02:25AM (#14396)
    "I really can't believe that the ".mobi" folks did a bad job"
    .MOBI was not a *Real* Application, It was a Troll.
    Bill Gates and the other people in the .MOBI Application just wanted to see how the ICANN monster reacts. They are dividing up the single-letter TLDs without ICANN's **help**. Mobile users want short names for less keystrokes.
    The .MOBI applicants are more than capable of taking whatever TLDs they want when they want. They just simply change their software (Windows) and point to their production servers. They are letting the ISOC develop their customer base and run the market trials.
    .MOBI was about as serious as .MOO
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Pending TLD applications, forever? Like .WEB ???
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 31 2004, @02:41AM (#14397)
    Did anyone really believe Vinton Cerf when he said that .WEB would be in "the next round" ?

    Do you really think the legacy root servers will be used with the new production-version of the Internet ?

    Do you think American consumers will pay any attention to the ISOC Taliban censors ?

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Note the Top Secret (Nameless) ICANN Process
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 31 2004, @03:02AM (#14398)
    http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-27 oct04.htm

    "The independent review process, headed by an independent project manager, consisted of three panels of experts to measure the applications against the criteria posted in the RFP."

    Let's see, the spin on this would be that ICANN can not disclose any people's names because they might be approached and paid money to make decisions in a certain way. It also might disclose that it is just a bunch of senile old goats in the back room flipping a coin until it comes out with the answer the CIA and DOD provided.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ISOC Insiders Elect Another IANA Insider to ARIN
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 31 2004, @03:17AM (#14399)

    "Sanford is aware of ARIN issues having served on the Advisory Council and is also no stranger to ICANN issues, having come from ISI (home of IANA) previously."

    Keep it in the closed circle of Jon Postel followers.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Washington.POST will be Censored by IANA
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 31 2004, @06:58AM (#14400)
    To demonstrate their clout and power, the Swiss will of course work hand in hand with the ISOC (with offices in Geneva) to prevent names such as:


    That will open the door for a complete .POST Registry if .POST moves beyond the Proof-of-Concept Market Trial.

    .NET will have a complete Registry when the production version of .NET is deployed. All single-letter .NET names will no longer be censored. That was something the academic kook Jon Postel thought was cute.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Sorry - these TLD should not be allowed
    by WIPOorgUK on Sunday October 31 2004, @12:06PM (#14401)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    Well according to ICANN/WIPO rules for cybersquatting on trademarks they can not.

    On the 1925 trademark word 'POST' - we have CLUETT, PEABODY & CO. INC.



    Ashland Oil, Inc.


    etc. - not forgetting recent addition Morgan Stanley.

    On the trademark 'TRAVEL' - is HACHETTE FILPACCHI MEDIA U.S., INC.

    As to all the others, just look on USPTO.gov to see how many 'confusingly similar' trademarks there.

    For the MOBI TLD hopeful - no joy there either.

    We have Pentair Pool Products, Inc. also it is 'confusingly similar' to MOBIS - Hyundai Precision & Ind. Co., Ltd.

    Those with more than half a brain can see - UDRP rules are a load of B.S. designed to aid and abet overreaching corporate trademarks.

    Mind you - some people seem just too cowardly to admit it ;-)
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    U.S. DOC Preparing to Take Over and Replace ICANN
    by Anonymous on Monday November 01 2004, @03:03AM (#14402)
    Michael Gallagher, US Department of Commerce NTIA regarding the formation of the CC1 ENUM LLC.

    http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/press/2004/enumor g_10292004.html

    TOP TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET COMPANIES FORM COUNTRY CODE 1 ENUM LLC TO FOSTER NEW INTERNET TELECOM TECHNOLOGY New Organization to Promote Development of Technology to Combine Internet with Traditional Telephony to Offer Streamlined Communication

    Country Code 1 ENUM LLC will manage the public infrastructure that translates traditional telephone numbers into Internet domain names, combining the reach and capabilities of the Internet with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to enable new communications capabilities. CC1 ENUM LLC members include AT&T, GoDaddy.com, MCI, SBC Laboratories, Sprint, and Verizon.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Pending? Has the penny dropped yet?
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 04 2004, @07:42PM (#14424)
    You know, the applicants of the 2000 process summarily wrote off the original 1995-1996 Draft Postel TLD applications. Now these 2000 applications apparently face the same fate. And so do the rest.

    Have we figured this out yet folks?

    Let me give you a clue:

    Try to get to grips with the word inclusive.

    Now you get to go back to Draft Postel in 1995 to start all over. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200(M).

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .xxx result
    by notanicannfan on Friday November 05 2004, @06:34AM (#14427)
    User #4044 Info
    Does anyone have any info on where the .xxx application is?

    That was one of the few applications that had a purpose if handled correctly but it seems ICANN has it pending, again.

    Does this mean "no chance in hell" or "maybe"?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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