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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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    Re: Neustar bans Carlin's Seven Dirty Words
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday April 25 2002, @06:38AM (#5979)
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    To what extent is ICANN involved in .us? My understanding is that the contract to delegate it to Neustar was done by the U.S. Department of Commerce. I know that ICANN has been involved in redelegating country code domains before, but I don't think they've been involved in this one.
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    And they're already for sale!
    by Undecided on Thursday April 25 2002, @04:57PM (#6003)
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    There are (as I type this) already 4 .us auctions at eBay. One is for teenporn.us and another is for 4 *sex.us names as as a set.

    Yeah, Neustar's plan worked. Sure. I haven't even checked GreatDomains yet.

    But hey, look on the bright side: If this is the best plan the Bush Administration can whip up to fight obscenity, the EFF is going to save a ton of money in legal fees over the next couple years.
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