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    I'd agree if there were not an artificial scarcity
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday June 03 2005, @03:27PM (#15437)
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    If ICANN had not created an artificial scarcity of Top Level Domain name grants than I would agree that looking into the semantics and intended use of the applicant would be wrong. I said so quite explicitly in my platform when I ran for the ICANN board in year 2000.

    However, ICANN has in fact created an artificial scarcity. And ICANN's nod, under the current circumstances, amounts to a highly valuable preference.

    As long as ICANN maintains the artificial scarcity then it is indeed appropriate to pick and chose those who will receive the grant based on what they will do. And purvaying porn isn't something that deserves to be placed first - it deserves to come the end of the queue.

    The answer, and I know we both agree on this, is to eliminate the artificial scarcity of TLDs. When that day comes, and under ICANN as it now exists I think that day will be a long time coming, then we can be blind to intended use. But as long as ICANN insists of making intended us a criteria, we should insist that those who receive the grant are those who contribute to social and economic progress rather than degrade it.
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    Re:I'd agree if there were not an artificial scarc
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @05:11PM (#15438)
    Objecting to the addition of a new TLD on the grounds that there is an "artifical scarcity" of TLDs does not seem entirely consistent. Could it be that by adding a lightning-rod TLD such as this one, that addition of others will seem passe' by comparison?

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    ICANN Will Now Use The XXX Outrage to SLOW TLDs
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @05:23PM (#15439)
    ICANN Will Now Use The XXX Outrage to SLOW TLDs

    ICANN will do anything to prevent serious
    competition for their Verisign funder.

    ICANN was pressured into .XXX by Board members
    such as Michael Palage who has been paid large
    sums of money by Jason Hendeles, the Toronto
    money behind .XXX

    ICANN will NOT listen to people's reasons but
    will use the .XXX outrage to SLOW TLDs even more.
    People like Cerf, Crocker and Klensin have this
    really strange mind-set that if people are
    complaining that they are doing their job well.

    The bottom line is that ICANN does what it
    wants and creates spin to cover their tracks.
    Look at what Vinton Cerf and Bernie Ebbers pulled
    at Worldcom and how they covered that up. There
    is no limit to what someone like Cerf will do.
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    On Artificial Scarcity, Registrars, Etc.
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 04 2005, @04:21AM (#15442)

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