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    Re: .US Registry Deleting Domain Names Retroactive
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 15 2002, @02:44AM (#8486)
    NeuStar is just following the instructions of the US Department of Commerce, which told them to delete domain names containing the "seven dirty words." While I agree, it seems to fly in the face of free speech, your issue is really with the DoC and not with NeuStar. As you said, if you don't like the policy, register in .cc or .tv or somewhere other than .us.
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    Re: .US Registry Deleting Domain Names Retroactive
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Thursday August 15 2002, @03:28AM (#8488)
    User #4 Info | http://www.discourse.net/
    Bret Fausett pointed me to this ICANN Blog item and this .us policy, which I admit I'd forgotten about. I have some doubts about the legality of this policy, although the fact that its been laundered through a contractor (the usual US-domain-name-policy strategy) makes a lawsuit that much more complex and uncertain. Indeed, if there's no evidence that the policy was encouraged either overtly or covertly by the government (and I wasn't paying any attention to this issue, so I have no idea what the facts are), then the NSI precedent suggests that a court would not find this to be illegal.

    My meta-view remains the same old boring song: none of this would matter if there were a constant stream of new TLDs with varying policies. In that world, we'd appreciate having a few TLDs with restrictive policies, even (perish the thought) a few with *web content restrictions* they would police. If there were a multiplicity of competitive open and closed domains, this just wouldn't be an issue.

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    Re: .US Registry Deleting Domain Names Retroactive
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 15 2002, @06:26AM (#8497)
    I guess NeuLevel thinks freedom also means they are free to delete your domain.
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    Re: Stop your whining
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 15 2002, @10:11AM (#8509)
    If you don't like to policy talk to Commerce. Their address is here: 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W. - Washington, D.C. 20230 or you can look them up at commerce.gov.
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    by Anonymous on Sunday August 18 2002, @12:10PM (#8570)
    Is still working, though also marked in whois.
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