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    The .NET is Rapidly Moving Toward Walled Gardens
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 16 2005, @07:08PM (#15613)
    The .NET is Rapidly Moving Toward Walled Gardens

    ICANN is really helping to accelerate the growth
    of Walled Gardens. High bandwidth services are
    also helping to accelerate the migration.

    People with rose-colored-glasses visiting and
    living in Geneva, likely do not see the trends.
    They of course have an almost limitless line of
    suckers willing to trot to Geneva to pay $5 for
    a cup of coffee to debate global gardens in the
    sky.

    Meanwhile, ISPs back in the good old USSA are
    planting the seeds for their Walled Gardens
    and the demand is growing. Their local, State
    and Federal Government elected representatives
    are now more educated and are becomg much
    better Cyberspace Farmers and Prospectors.

    There is gold in them thar hills and they will
    find it and mine it and not pay much attention
    to what is happening in the diamond mines of
    South Africa or the newest RIR across the street
    there. They will also ignore the diamond markets
    in the Netherlands and the IP Address Space
    brokers there.

    Cyberspace Homesteading and a new Domain Name
    Gold Rush are helping to fuel the economy in
    America. Sell to the market. Consumers
    self-regulate the demand and determine what
    sells. ICANN and the ITU can help third-world
    countries regulate their markets. They clearly
    are ineffective in the .US market.
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