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    U.S. Government Plan for XXX Calls for Edge Choice
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @09:03AM (#15984)
    U.S. Government Plan for XXX Calls for Edge Choice

    The U.S. Government's plan for .XXX calls for
    the choice to be made on a person-by-person basis
    at "the edge" of the .NET.

    Various industry leaders are being called upon
    to provide more information on how that works.
    New.Net clearly has the edge in the edge solution.
    The ISOC's IAB is expected to publish an essay
    about end-to-end and edge solutions, reworked
    from their paper on .COM wild-card names.

    Centralized TLD management and centralized control
    of the Internet was NEVER supposed to be a
    feature of the Internet. Somehow, ICANN has
    managed to get that confused.

    With adults controlling their edge devices and
    their children's .NET access, the assumption is
    that they will also be able to control the
    OPT-IN selection of the .XXX TLD, as well as
    other TLDs. Those seeking .XXX content can seek
    it out. The U.S. Government does not have to
    be in a position of advertising it, which is
    what THEIR root-servers do. They advertise the
    likely location of TLDs, not all TLDs, just the
    ones the consensus of the American people select.

    This does not censor the .XXX TLD. It also does
    not stop ICANN from show-casing the "SPONSOR"
    of the .XXX zone. IF there really is a strong
    .XXX sponsor (and not a fabricated one) that
    sponsor would be stepping forward to focus on
    the objective of making .XXX more widely used.
    To date, ICANN has been unable and unwilling to
    produce a list of .XXX names that would be
    representative of the sponsor's selections.
    That makes the .XXX selection process suspect
    but does not stop consumers from making their
    selections known on a one-by-one basis in the
    Registry operated by New.Net and the SAME
    company that ICANN selected to run .XXX

    The U.S. Government's plan for .XXX calls for
    the choice to be made on a person-by-person basis
    at "the edge" of the .NET. Make your selections
    known and write to the U.S. Government and inform
    them of the names you have selected. That puts
    it in the public record.
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