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    ‘What if there are more of these?’
    by Anonymous on Friday January 27 2006, @04:30PM (#16571)
    in the 1/19 WSJ article. Thought the piece laid out the issues very coherently.

            "The Internet is no longer the kind of thing where only six guys in the world can build it,” says Paul Vixie, 42 years old, a key architect of the U.S.-supported Internet. “Now, you can write a couple of checks and get one of your own.” To bring attention to the deepening fault lines, Mr. Vixie recently joined the German group’s effort.

            Mr. Vixie says he joined ORSN to make clear his view that such efforts will continue unless Icann becomes more inclusive. “I realize that this could help unleash the hordes of hell,” he says. “But I hope it will make people wonder: ‘What if there are more of these?’ “
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    Re:‘What if there are more of these?’
    by Anonymous on Friday January 27 2006, @04:33PM (#16572)
    I am not neccesarily an admirer of the US-DoC/ICANN/VeriSign trinity, but i work to uphold it in spite of its flaws and my misgivings, simply because of the end-game mechanics. if any hair-brained alternate root scheme ever gets traction and starts to be a force to be reckoned with, then THAT is when the gold rush will begin. instead of a few whacko pirates like new.net and unidt, we’ll be buried in VC-funded “namespace plays”. every isp will have to decide whether to start one, join one, or stay with the default. most will decide to outsource or consort, but the money plays and consortia will come and go and fail and merge just like telco’s and isp’s do today. the losers will be my children, and everybody else who just wants to type a URL they saw on a milk carton into their browser and have it work.
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    A Parallel Universe ??? Without Paul Vixie ? .COOL
    by Anonymous on Friday January 27 2006, @04:51PM (#16573)
    A Parallel Universe ??? Without Paul Vixie ? .COOL
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    Re:‘What if there are more of these?’
    by Anonymous on Friday January 27 2006, @04:59PM (#16574)
    ‘What if there are more of these?’

    There ***are*** "more of these".

    80% of packet-based equipment, never touches the corrupt network run by the Postel Workers Labor Union and thugs like the high-school drop-out Vixxxie.

    Bill Gates will save the world with the new Windows Vista Naming System. What part of free domain names don't you understand ?

    Once really has to take note of the union thug Michael Dillon and his comments about "toll gates". It is interesting that he views anything
    non-IANA as a toll gate. ARIN is not a toll gate ?
    What about the ICANN toll gate ? What about the Google-becoming-AOL toll gate ? Why is everything non-union a toll gate ?
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