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    Re: ICANN doesn't give a crap about old.net
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 02 2002, @01:30AM (#9937)
    there can be no conflict with new.net. ICANN has clearly recognized itself as responsible for maintaining the stability of the A-root. They can add .shop and maintain stability of the A-root. If people point their browsers to "alternative" roots causing confusion or conflict on their own PC or device, that's not their problem and, they will say, outside their control. As far as those in the community throughout the food chain that participate only with the A-root, ICANN will claim success in maintaining its stability. Put another way, ICANN is saying - if not daring - that global community members can use other options should they so choose to and that their responsibility begins and ends with A-root. If you don't like it, leave and live with the consequences. That's what they are saying. Leah's .BIZ is now shut down because too many in the food chain did not like the consequences. Rather than discouraging the evolution of "alternative options" that some would call fracture or conflict, this is the result that ICANN is banking upon. Many assume that because the new.net plug-in is located on many computers via bundled download that, should a TLD conflict occur, ICANN would have responsibility to address this. This is a very poor assumption. ICANN will point back to being on record as stating responsibility for only the A-root. Microsoft will be pleased that Kazaa browser users are "malfunctioning". Kazaa, and its users, will need to re-examine the consequences, not ICANN. ICANN will claim that their area of responsibility has remained perfectly stable and that all people in the food chain need to do is use it exclusively if they want such stability....their choice.
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    Re: ICANN doesn't give a crap about old.net
    by simon on Saturday November 02 2002, @01:34AM (#9938)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    You may be right if New.net only derives income from domain name sales. But as it seems to date New.net makes more money with its pay-per-click-search engine (Quick!).
    You know e.g. Overture and Findwhat make big money.
    I don't think New.net will go bunkrupt. Before running out of funds they would rather do some strange things with their plug-in to generate additional income.nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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