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    Re:Paul Kane Just Wants to Hide All His 2-Letter T
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday May 04 2005, @12:12AM (#15071)
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    I pointed out at least some of Paul Kane's ccTLDs here and elsewhere (incl. to ICANN wonks) over two years ago, such as the memorable .ac Ascension Island [iana.org], questioning how he could possibly be resident in each of them. Of course .ac [www.nic.ac] has almost nothing to do with the physical island [ascension-island.gov.ac], which in any case isn't a country (when the British took it over they called it a boat of the stone class). For largely historical reasons many such drek ccTLDs litter the root, so it is hard to imagine ICANN ever coming to agreement with most of these 'governments', and surely even ICANN isn't stupid enough not to know that.

    I also very much doubt that most of these pseudo ccTLDs are such great moneymakers. Even Tuvalu's (which one could perhaps call a boat of the sinking [usatoday.com] class) .tv, the most successful of the lot, didn't live up to expectations. -g

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    Re:Paul Kane Just Wants to Hide All His 2-Letter T
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 04 2005, @06:17AM (#15074)
    I'm not entirely sure why I'm bothering to reply to this mindless nonsense but here goes.

    It may have escaped people's notice but there is a whole world out there. The second largest registry in the world is .de - Germany. The fourth largest is the UK's.

    The Internet is a global medium. Alexander Graham Bell was from Edinburgh but you won't find a strange Scottish culture surrounding the telephone. John Logie Baird was also Scottish, but you'll find that television is available and controlled by individual countries in their individual countries.

    The Internet simply will not maintain a US-led approach. It just won't. Most of the arguments and battles at the moment, and I suspect in the next few years, stem from this fruitless attempt to buck history and believe in the indefinable superiority of America. We are talking about a medium here.

    As soon as people stop trying to impose their unimposable views, we'll get alot further with this Internet malarkey.

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    Re:Paul Kane Just Wants to Hide All His 2-Letter T
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 04 2005, @08:37AM (#15077)
    .tm - Turkmenistan
    Sponsoring Organization:
    TM Domain Registry
    c/o NetNames Ltd.
    180-182 Tottenham Court Road
    London W1P 9LE
    United Kingdom

    Administrative Contact:
    Batyr Karryev
    TM Domain Registry
    c/o NetNames Ltd.
    180-182 Tottenham Court Road
    London W1P 9LE
    United Kingdom
    Email: batyr@sibnet.tm
    Voice: +993 12 39 87 29
    Fax: +993 12 44 16 83

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    Re:Paul Kane Just Wants to Hide All His 2-Letter T
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 04 2005, @08:44AM (#15078)
    http://www.iana.org/root-whois/ax.htm .ax - Aland Islands
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Not assigned

    Administrative Contact:
    Not assigned

    Technical Contact:
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    URL for registration services: None listed.

    Whois server: None listed.

    Record last updated - 27-April-2004
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