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    Re: Another reader's comment on Stuart Lynn's uniq
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 11 2001, @11:15AM (#1176)

    I find the amount of conspiracy theories around here amazing.

    Can't you even imagine that someone may just be curious to understand what the claims put forth by some of the alternative roots actually mean? 24000 registered domains sound like quite a lot, and they sound like there is a large user base behind these domains (user, not registrant!). So the question how many of these domains are actually up and running is certainly a valid one.

    It's, in particular, the very question I've been asking myself after Ben had published his .biz findings. I donwloaded .web's zone file, ran a few awk scripts against it, and did some checks. Very quickly, some image of what .web really is was evolving. I then suggested to Ben that .web could be a worthwile object of more research.

    I may not have been the only one to make this suggestion. But please note that not everything which doesn't paint the alternative roots in the most friendly colours ever has to be some conspiracy-powered mud-slinging.

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    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 11 2001, @11:36AM (#1179)

    The comment I'm referring to here ("I find the amount of conspiracy theories around here amazing etc") was from me. I didn't want to post it anonymously, but for whatever reason ICANNwatch's system threw an error message at me and took this as an anonymous posting.

    Just for the record...

    Thomas Roessler

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