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    Re: Bill for mandatory new TLD
    by NgBng on Wednesday April 17 2002, @09:38AM (#5869)
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    I'm in the UK, so this doesn't necessarily directly affect me, however if forced upon the .COM registrars and servers it would.
    I'm all for this move, I've been suggesting something like this for a while, but with one very important proviso.
    The .prn must be actively attractive to such sites - a bit of stick goes down a lot better with some carrot. Make the domains cheaper, but state clearly in the bill that this exists purely as a child protection measure and that the domains involved are not having their free speech inhibited in any way. They can still say/show what they want within existing publishing deceny laws (if applicable). It would be nice if some exploration could be done into ways of having the existing .com's forward to their new .prn domains, but in a way that proxies/browsers set to prevent .prn access would understand/detect, that way the impact on the .com owners would be low. I'm not sure if that's possible, but it should be explored and debated.
    I would be interested to hear the justifications of owners of sites that would be subject to this as to why they feel they should keep their .com domains (if they do).
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