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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 03 2002, @03:02AM (#9958)

    And I don't quite believe that we need to free them up for globalistic reasons. They've been in the root for years and years -- from the very beginning when the United States developed the Internet.

    America did, you know. I don't think we have to now turn over those gTLDs to the global community. Yes, the Internet is global, but it is an American technology. I think that gives us SOME proprietary rights.

    Let other countries create SLDs for those categories.... like .gov.it, .edu.de, etc.

    Why is America constantly asked to cut off its legs in order to "equalize" things?

    We'd be the ones that would have to capitulate if Italy had developed the Internet. Then .edu, .mil, .gov, etc. would rightfully belong to Italy and WE'D have to develop in SLDs. That's life and that's fair.

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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs by Anonymous
    God bless the US of A
    by isquat on Sunday November 03 2002, @05:33AM (#9963)
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    Well, if your right, and the internet is only developed by the US, then the US can take a similar attitude as the UK does to stamps: They refuse to put the name of the country on it. Others have to do that. They don't, they invented them!

    Then, why are there already at the beginning of the DNS ccTLDs? The first are from 1985, not coincidently the year in which also .gov was established, according to whois (Jan 1, 1985, perhaps more a guess than a fact).

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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Monday November 04 2002, @03:43AM (#9974)
    It's always nice to clean up old legacy baggage from IT-systems. Make the system more streamlined and coherent.

    Besides, you can consider using .us as an act of patriotism and national pride, just like having the stars and stripes flag on your cars, homes and businesses.
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