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    Re: Time to Organize
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 02 2002, @05:34PM (#9506)
    ".Museum, .coop and .aero have shown how well restricted TLDs can operate."

    just for the record, these would be sponsored-restricted. Only one unsponsored-restricted TLD has launched (.biz) and there is a big difference here. ICANN wants to continue to regulate DNS addressing by requiring "sponsors". That's not their job nor are they qualified to make such determination or evaluate. Terminology is important.
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    Re: Time to Organize by Anonymous
    Re: Time to Organize
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday October 02 2002, @07:48PM (#9509)
    User #2810 Info
    .biz was billed as restricted but how restricted is it? I see no difference between it and CNO or .info. Some individuals own hoards of .biz names (including many of the 'best' ones) and other than being in the business of selling domain names (in most cases without being in any way a bona fide real world business), they should have been restricted out. They weren't, and there is little evidence they will be. .name was also ostensibly restricted, again, how well has that worked? And again, there is apparently little being done to fix it. Claims were made by new TLD applicants, they weren't followed through, and not only is nothing done about it, their claims regarding their .org redelegation applications move them to the top of the heap.

    I also take issue with the post up the thread regarding the supposed success of .biz and .info, such a suggestion is absurd. Not only have their many implementation problems been well-documented here and elsewhere (nor are they over), their financial success is well behind projections. That, to me, is one of the reasons for them being at the top of the .org heap. They have to be given a monetary influx through the awarding of .org or they could fail with their shiny new TLDs, thus tarnishing ICANN to an even wider audience than those of us who know that ICANN can't change its spots. -g

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