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    Not so fast . . .
    by jon on Sunday July 03 2005, @02:33PM (#15701)
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    The .TR ccTLD is operated by some folks at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. We learn from this story that some other folks in Turkey are marketing an alternate root. But nothing in the story tells us whether the alternate-root folks have any say over where Turkish ISPs' nameservers point. If the new root ends up getting significant market share, that'll be news. Right now, though, "Turkey Abandons ICANN" seems a little premature.
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    ICANN Could Not Care Less They Have .NET and $$$$$
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 05 2005, @09:37AM (#15706)
    ICANN Could Not Care Less They Have .NET and $$$$$

    Note, ICANN is in the process of writing secret
    contracts that will RAISE .NET fees, based on
    market value.

    Some of the single-letter .NET names are expected
    to net ICANN upwards of $10,000,000 each.

    .NET owners are of course working on dedicated
    .NET boxes that free them from Verisign and ICANN
    who are now more in bed with each other with the
    U.S. Government guarding the door.

    What goes on in ICANN stays in ICANN.
    Check out thay VIXXXIE root, non-profit of course.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Turkish alt root
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday July 07 2005, @09:48AM (#15710)
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    According to this [canoe.ca] article, Turkey's Telecommunications Authority is at least mulling over the idea. In all the news coverage regarding the US DoC's power grab/retainment of the legacy root and the possibility of it sparking/growing alt roots, I have seen no mention that most of these alt roots don't like to be called alternative, they prefer to be called complementary, meaning by that that they make use of ICANN's root PLUS additional TLDs. Of course with the .biz collision and additional likely ones, each complementary root will have to make some decisions, but at the rate that ICANN adds TLDs that won't happen very soon or often. And there's an interesting discussion regarding single/multiple root(s) going on over at CircleID [circleid.com]. -g
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    Totally wrong !!
    by net_mustang on Thursday July 07 2005, @03:18PM (#15711)
    User #4157 Info
    This is a total misinterpretation of the news. Go read it yourself. Turkey DOES NOT abondan ICANN. Turkey just considers a decentralized root system that WORKS ALONG WITH ICANN which is not controlled by a single country in the world. It really does not matter if it's USA or if it's Uganda. The problem is th ICANN itself. Which falls short of meeting the demands of the world and sits as a clumsy organization standing to protect rights of specific vendors rather than the community.
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    Turkish system is the worst.
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 12 2005, @12:03PM (#15715)
    I described why it is in this post:
    http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=155621&cid=130 46181

    Actually ICANN with a crowdest customer(!) base can push any tLD maybe, but with poorest Internet infrastructure Turkey is far from in need of different varieties of TLDs.

    You can read details from https://nic.tr, Yes nic.tr ... Yet another TLD for regirars.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Washington Internet Daily
    by Anonymous on Friday July 22 2005, @11:44AM (#15746)
    There is a good story on Public-Root and INAIC in the Washington Internet Daily.

    See the Announcements and News section of
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