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    Re: .eu Moves One Centimeter Closer to Actuality
    by notmyopinion on Tuesday March 26 2002, @04:44PM (#5569)
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    > "In due course"?
    Why, that means "Real Soon Now", does it not?

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    Re: .eu Moves One Centimeter Closer to Actuality
    by Anonymous on Tuesday March 26 2002, @10:03PM (#5572)
    My main concern is that one of the groups that is looking to control and vet the .eu registry, is none other than the IEDR, who already have control of .ie (well, they say they have control of it; they haven't actually bothered yet to have it transfered from the University where it used to be based).

    IMO, they have possibly one of the most archaic and outmoded registration systems around. Every application is vetted manually to very specific requirements, and entered into their root DNS servers manually. Payment can only be made by post. No credit card payments, let alone online credit card payments. They have ridiculous rules all over the place, such as they won't enable the domain unless the serial numbers on the zone files match (so what if they don't? Why should that matter to the registry?). If your domain is idle for long enough, they take it off you. They've run print adverts claiming that any irish company that buys anything other than a .ie is a bad company and shouldn't be trusted, and so on.

    If the IEDR get a hold of it, it'll be dead before it leaves the ground. Whether or not that's a good thing, I'm not sure.
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    Re: Wrong- Watch EU leap to the front
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 27 2002, @12:39AM (#5573)
    The applicants in the queue are not going to get TLDs. ICANN needs a happy EU to prosper. The EU will get their domain (faster than many think), and it will probably be a success.
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    Re: .eu Moves One Centimeter Closer to Actuality
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 27 2002, @03:30AM (#5575)
    .eu is a ccTLD. Not gTLD.
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