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    Keep in Mind that ICANN Can Kill TLDs With LOVE
    by Anonymous on Monday August 22 2005, @09:19PM (#16040)
    Keep in Mind that ICANN Can Kill TLDs With LOVE

    .WEB is a good example. Cerf killed .WEB by
    loving it to death. He gave .WEB that big Vinton
    Cerf bear-hug and hand-shake, squeezed the life
    out of it and dropped it in the trash can on his
    way out the door.

    What is amazing is that people were so gullible
    they claimed that Vinton Cerf was on their side.
    They claimed Vinton Cerf saved .WEB from extinction.
    They were fools.

    .XXX supporters are not fools. They are running
    for the hills. They see the ICANN Family coming
    to LOVE .XXX to death.

    Even if .XXX were to make it into the ICANN
    [USG] root, the new ICANN approach is to approve
    TLDs and then not allow any interesting names
    to be registered. Special names are viewed as
    belonging to "the community" and they are
    reserved for future use. Some wiggle words are
    added about the names having a high potential
    financial value and there is no way to decide
    how to determine ownership.

    In enters the U.S. PTO and the DOC. Register
    your .XXX name at New.Net. Apply for a trademark
    and also make sure you cover all of the similar
    names in .COM. Your name may not make it into
    the ICANN .XXX zone, but no one else will be
    able to register there because ICANN will guard
    the door.

    The free and open marketplace [you know, that
    one the ISOC and ICANN claim they like] eventually
    evolves and people migrate to the .XXX servers
    that have the names. Some people of course
    migrate AWAY from those servers. ICANN does not
    want them to have a choice. ICANN wants to
    make that decision for them.

    There is an assumption that "the Internet is
    for everyone" and everyone should be forced to
    see everything on the Internet. It is a
    soviet-like approach where there is ONE channel
    and everyone watches that ONE channel and will
    enjoy that ONE channel. There is no choice.
    It is the IANA way or the highway.

    Many people have obviously taken the highway.
    Do you see any real comments in ICANN forums ?
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