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    And the winners are ...
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 31 2002, @02:47PM (#9901)
    Why doesn't Stuart just ordain .travel and .health now and save everyone from having to go through the motions.
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 31 2002, @03:45PM (#9902)
    This is indeed a pleasant surprise from ICANN. I bleieve that .news will be a frontrunner (as new.net and IOD are not occupying this one).

    Yours,
    ANION
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 31 2002, @04:33PM (#9904)
    from the article:

    "...but Lynn said the slowing global economy had reduced calls for large numbers of new domain names."

    This is absolutely a false statement. So much so that my guess is that whatever Dr. Lynn did say along these lines was severely butchered by the author. It cannot even be classified as a "half-truth". One would expect greater reporting accuracy from Salon.com.

    Ray Fassett

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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 31 2002, @05:17PM (#9905)
    Smokin'! and to think ICANN hasn't even released the new tld evaluation report. Must have thought the new tld rollout was just peachy.
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    Re: Keep holding your breath
    by Anonymous on Friday November 01 2002, @12:21AM (#9907)
    Peter you bitter fool, this is becoming like a broken record from you. If ICANN is going to only add 3 new TLDs that is fine, make them restricted so we don't have massive registration problems. The new TLDs should be like .museum, .aero and .coop.
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Friday November 01 2002, @01:29PM (#9933)
    Did anyone notice that it seems that El Lynn's proposal was made without prior consulation with the DNSO or the Board?

    In other words, this is King Lynn at his worst - making an arbitrary decree as to the nature of the future shape of the net.

    What about the 40 prior applicants who are sitting there, each out $50,000 and all being repeatedly told that they have not been rejected but instead that their applications are still live and pending. Let's see, that's 40 virtually identical cases, times $50,000 each. That gives $2,000,000 - that's a big enough stake to fuel a nice bit of class action litigation.
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Friday November 01 2002, @02:39PM (#9934)
    Smells like a smoke screen to distract from other isues.
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    Guesses for the three new ones...
    by isquat on Friday November 01 2002, @06:15PM (#9936)
    User #3363 Info | http://i.squ.at/
    .aqua (for Kent and his Yacht Club, so they can get a domain after all: Potters.AQUA; also transport over water is less unfriendly for the environment than .AERO!);
    .telco (for Hans Kraaijenbrink; only for good old telco's, not all the newcomers on the market);
    .god (for Joe Baptista, so that he won't attack ICANN anymore; for all sorts of religions; IANA is not in the business of deciding who is a religion and who not!)
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 02 2002, @07:11AM (#9941)
    It's true, 3 new TLDs. I've got an ear on the inside, and what I can tell you with near certainty is that .shop, .health, and .travel are the next 3.

    I've also heard the WHO hasn't been silenced behind the scenes since November 2000. Look for their old application to go forward, with revisions.

    Look for .travel due to enormous pressure from the rest of the travel industry upset that .aero doesn't to the job for 98% of the travel industry.

    Look for .shop, and it will go to Afilias.

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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 02 2002, @10:13AM (#9942)
    The more pies ICANN has it's finger in, the more difficult it will be to rein in by government. Absolute power...---domaintowncrier
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 02 2002, @10:29AM (#9945)
    The Internet is not ready for democracy. ***Chowmein Meow
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 02 2002, @10:30AM (#9946)
    The Internet is not ready for democracy.***Chowmein Meow
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 02 2002, @01:43PM (#9952)
    Why just three? How many fingers does Mickey have?
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 02 2002, @10:00PM (#9955)
    Even if ICANN were to legistlate three catchy new extensions into the a-root, we ordinary registrants would be in no position to compete with Directi, Alice's Registry, Marco Publishing and BondiLLC (which may or may not be a registrar) for the best names.

    -- Anion
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by yggdrazil on Sunday November 03 2002, @03:15AM (#9956)
    User #3293 Info
    I propose three less gTLDs.

    Remove .gov, .edu and .mil (over a couple of years, of course), and replace them with .gov.us, .edu.us and .mil.us
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    Re: Lynn Proposes Three New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 03 2002, @12:34PM (#9968)
    ICANN has learned that applications and new registries are a lucrative business so this might be an attempt to ward of insolvency.
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