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    Re: Did Neustar Try to Shaft Competing Roots?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday March 27 2002, @09:07AM (#5589)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    So then I can configure my personal machine to respond to whatever address I want, in any TLD I want, and then whine like a crybaby if ICANN, or anybody else, creates an address that conflicts with it?
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    Re: Did Neustar Try to Shaft Competing Roots? by dtobias
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 27 2002, @09:16AM (#5590)
    People who insist that the Legacy root is the only "real" root, are inherently against competition.

    The extensiveness of the Legacy root does not negate the legitimacy of other root systems.

    And the original .BIZ exists in the alternate root system simply because IANA renegged on a promise whereby .BIZ was to be added to the root in 1996.

    Now the original .BIZ is vilified. Disgusting.

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    Re: Did Neustar Try to Shaft Competing Roots?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday March 27 2002, @09:23AM (#5591)
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    No, not as such.

    But if you create a registry and formally ask to be added to the root, showing first use, and then ICANN gives it to someone else who's an established industry insider, well...
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    Re: Did Neustar Try to Shaft Competing Roots?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 27 2002, @11:47AM (#5594)
    You can pick any IP address you like. But because routing is done by a consensus among ISPs, nobody will be able to send packets to you.

    As for creating your own TLD - feel free to do so. Just recognize that if there is somebody there first, you will have created a conflict. Whether that conflict will be noticed by anyone is a distinct question.

    In the world of trademarks, anyone with even the smallest of businesses can obtain a trademark. And that mark will be able to legally withstand a later conflict created even the by largest of the large.

    So just because ICANN's root is bigger (today) than its competition, that hardly gives it the right to create conflicts.
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