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    .XXX is Not Going Away it is Growing With DOC Help
    by Anonymous on Monday August 22 2005, @02:28PM (#16037)
    .XXX is Not Going Away it is Growing With DOC Help

    Do you see the DOC helping to promote .JOBS or
    .KIDS or .INC or .ONLINE ? Of course not. The
    DOC has decided to HELP promote .XXX.

    Clear market research shows that .ONLINE and .INC
    are two of the most desired TLDs. Do you think
    the U.S. Government helps to promote those ?

    Of course not, AOL is does not want .ONLINE to
    expand and .INC would impact Verisign and now
    Neustar. The U.S. Government's DOC protects
    their cash-cows.

    The U.S. Government is now HELPING to expand
    .XXX. Many agencies are joining the cause.
    As you point out, they already have a vested
    interest via the PTO. They will protect that
    and control the .XXX name-space for their
    benefit. Control is the operative word.

    ICANN is just the DOC's puppet. They are laughing
    all the way to the bank. They can now do even
    less and the U.S. DOC will pick up more of the
    load. ICANN Staff and funding will of course
    increase and that will be laundered to the right
    people and off-shore accounts. You can not
    expect ICANN to tell you what is really going on,
    or for that matter, the U.S. DOC. You will find
    out long after it matters.
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