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    Re: Attention Reporters: Stuart Lynn Wants to Talk
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 17 2001, @01:02PM (#1425)

    Lynn just has a different technique than Mike Roberts, and is equally unafraid (doesn't give a flying fuck) of what Congress thinks. He recognizes Congress for the tech-idiots they really are, and that a series of fluff interviews Aug. 15 - 17 will satisfy Congress for another two years.

    Get me some press credentials, pay my airfare and hotel room, and I'll ask him some goddamn hard questions.
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    Re: Attention Reporters: Stuart Lynn Wants to Talk
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 18 2001, @03:09AM (#1432)
    This is a good opportunity to communicate concerns to the "powers that be". Sure it may be a propaganda ploy, but if some people can get some hard questions in & show that a majority of internet users are interested in some change, maybe something can get done.
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    Re: Attention Reporters: Stuart Lynn Wants to Talk
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 18 2001, @07:15AM (#1436)

    "that a majority of internet users are interested in some change"

    I hate to break the news to you that the majority of of internet users don't give a fuck about domain names. They want the powers that be "goverments" to figure it out for them.

    People on this board keep quoting "most internet users" want this and want that, they don't.

    Just like I dont want to be concerned with the FCC and broadcast stations or where gasoline comes from. The sad fact is that most internet users don't want more domains, alt or gTDLs. They just want the system to work.

    Case in point: Look at how many users AOL has or Online advertising still has "click here" for users that are to stupid, even my dad still has the netscape.com site as his home page because that is the default when he installed it.

    After 6+ years of consumers using .com and the mega corporations spending mega bucks marketing .com nothing will change anytime soon. Does anyone think that IBM, Dell, Microsoft will put anything but a .com on their business cards? Most consumers have been trained to use .com or a local country code to access sites on the internet. This will not change.

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    Re: Attention Reporters: Stuart Lynn Wants to Talk
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 18 2001, @08:00AM (#1437)

    I agree about the storm, but I think it will be aimed at the alt domains.

    Class action law suit against that new... (customers were decieved)
    The press is educated that they were also decieved

    I can't wait to see the next round of articles. It's going to be a bloodbath.

    Rock on ICANN
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