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    There is .Cat ...ICANN's gift to non-english speak
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 16 2004, @12:54PM (#14588)
    Chris Ambler,where are you?Of course ICANN are aware of the International community of internet users in their choice of new TLDS:Why, they chose a foreign language extension,pity it's not a language spoken out of a small province of Spain,the principality of Andora and a sliver of France.But,you know,it's foreign,small enough and,therefore,we'll give it the nod.
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    "is .MOBI going to be turned into .MOB?"
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 16 2004, @06:53PM (#14589)
    .MOBI is just the code-name for the project.

    The real agenda of the .MOBI .MOB is to develop
    the Single-Letter-TLDs (and the Single-Digit-TLDs).
    Mobile users do not want to type a lot.
    Also, the .MOB wants walled-garden TLDs.

    As you saw with the other ICANN TLDs, once the
    TLD contract is signed, it is changed to "sell
    to the market". Remember ? .PRO was going to
    sell third-level names. The rules get changed
    once the oath to ICANN is taken.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:.JOBS will be .JOB **After** the Market Trial
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 16 2004, @07:51PM (#14590)
    "An old proposal was to allow any address extension into ICANN's root and then have the end user,the consumer,decide which TLD was most useful...a survival of the fittest."

    "ICANN's root" is not needed or used in modern
    systems. If you look closely at a CISCO/Linksys
    wireless access-point router you will see that
    it runs Linux and DNSMASQ (Not Bind). DNSMASQ
    goes directly to the TLD servers. There is no
    need for a "root". Also, the user can select
    which TLDs to access. It is like choosing the
    channels for a cable TV service. ISPs can
    charge an extra monthly fee to access the .HBO
    TLD or the .XXX TLD.

    The new DNS software, in a consumer's router,
    is capable of seeing a request for a new TLD
    and "finding" the TLD by asking OTHER TLD
    SERVERS, not root servers. As an example, one
    can ask the .COM servers if they know where
    the .NET servers are located. Verisign can
    make sure the answer is their .NET servers.
    Even if the out-dated root servers were changed
    it would not change the way many devices find
    the .NET TLD servers.

    BIND is no longer as widely used. ICANN's
    business plan is built solely on the control
    of the BIND technology. That has been replaced.
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