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    Re: Neustar bans Carlin's Seven Dirty Words
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 25 2002, @04:55AM (#5975)
    Coincidentally, the registrant for WITH.US also successfully registered DVD.US.

    Another registry, another scam.

    With ICANN's procedures for release of new TLDs, only the BEST cheaters are able to circumvent the system.

    Now that the evidence is in for all newly released TLDs, all ICANN Directors and staff should resign, immediately, due to their lack of foresight.

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    Re: Neustar bans Carlin's Seven Dirty Words
    by Ron_Bennett on Thursday April 25 2002, @07:09AM (#5982)
    User #3011 Info | http://www.wyomissing.com/bennett/
    I can't believe it...I thought the whole "dirty" word controversy was put to sleep once and for all back in 1999 when it became open season on the legacy gTLDs and anyone can now register basically anything in .COM, .ORG, and .NET.

    Neustar has again fucked up another TLD launch. And that's sad since .US could have much utility if properly implemented...with that said, to be fair, the fault is not really Neustars, but rather the idiots who came up with the braindead idea of allowing 2nd level registrations in .US to begin with along with these new restrictions, but I digress...

    Anyways, getting back to the 7 "dirty" word thing...it's really ironic how the United States which touts freedom of speech and expression bans offensive (though that's debatable since they're so commonly used these days) words while one can register similar "dirty" word domains in many other ccTLDs like .TV, .DE, .CC, etc. So much for the idea of freedom here in the States...

    Fuck Censorship!
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    Don't worry, there are still plenty of porn names
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 25 2002, @12:46PM (#5991)
    Here's what Neustar and the Department of Commerce have delivered to us at the end of the first 24 hours: We were also blessed with beastiality.us and underage.us. Thanks Neustar. This .us thing is even better than the porn-house you built with .biz!
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