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    Outside the US?
    by isquat on Wednesday June 19 2002, @05:26AM (#7266)
    User #3363 Info | http://i.squ.at/
    I am guessing: ICANN sort of has to give it to a bidder outside of the US, to keep other parts of the world happy. Esp. the EU thinks that it is all way too much in US hands. Combined with the cartel character of the whole domain name 'industry', and ICANN's efforts to make the governments a bit happy to get its 'reform' accepted, one of the 5 non-US bidders (which happen to be in Europe, all 5, though 2 outside of the EU...) must win.
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    Re: Outside the US?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday June 19 2002, @07:30AM (#7276)
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    .org should go to the most qualified application, irrespective of anything else.

    Look for Afilias to get it anyway, even though they've regularly demonstrated both incompetence as well as blatant disregard for their promises and obligations.

    Only anonymous trolls say otherwise.

    ++Peter
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    Re: Outside the US?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday June 19 2002, @07:55AM (#7278)
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    I thought Afilias was based in Ireland. -g
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