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    Re: ICANN Invites Comments on its TLD 'Action Plan
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 10 2002, @05:03PM (#10059)
    It would be very unfair to require an application fee from those who had applications not selected in 2000.

    But many of those from two years ago had applications that are too broad to fit under Stuart Linns' very limited conception of the Internet under ICANN. Will those people be held in suspense for yet another two years, or more?

    All in all, the lack of imagination contained in Linn's plan is apalling. Stuart Linn's idea of progress and innovation must be so shortsighted that he must still be watching a black and white TV and using a rotary dial telephone.

    Linn's plan slams the brakes on innovation and puts the internet into high speed reverse. Linn's plan reinforces the thinking that brought us all those stupid dot-com ideas that failed over the last two years.
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    Re: ICANN Invites Comments on its TLD 'Action Plan
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 10 2002, @05:51PM (#10061)
    This plan will result in the applicants from 2000 who applied for unsponsored TLDs to sue ICANN.

    I welcome it.
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    Sponsored only?
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 10 2002, @06:57PM (#10062)

    I notice that only the SPONSORED applicants from Round 1 will be permitted (per Lynn's proposal) to update their applications and rebid in the next round.

    What precisely IS a "sponsored" applicant and an "unsponsored" applicant, respectively? And if implicit in this proposal, a percentage of the original applicants are to be denied access to the rebidding process.....Well, WHY precisely? This seems rather odd and inappropriate.....Certainly not an uncommon feature of ICANN actions and decisions.

    Lynn clearly is trying to limit participation to only insiders. That's how Afilias got in last time. It is blatantly obvious that ICANN is again trying to limit competition.

    Lynn, you bastard, why don't you crawl back into your swamp and drown in your own bile? You know that you are one of the most hated creatures in the Namespace industry. Have you ever fathomed why?

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    Re: ICANN Invites Comments on its TLD 'Action Plan
    by Anonymous on Monday November 11 2002, @01:40AM (#10070)
    "Sponsored" means restricted, ala .museum, .coop, .aero. Unsponsored means open season, like .info and .biz. We don't need more open season tlds, we need restricted use tlds.

    Watch for a .news to be introduced.
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    Re: ICANN Invites Comments on its TLD 'Action Plan
    by Anonymous on Monday November 11 2002, @06:06AM (#10076)
    Call it a hunch, but is ICANN feeling the heat from somewhere?
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    Re: I've Got An Ear On The Inside ...
    by Anonymous on Monday November 11 2002, @10:15AM (#10084)
    I'm telling you, Afilias is getting one of the three new TLDs, and Ken Stubbs looks like he just did a "got milk" ad.
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    Some Opening Comments on these NewTLD proposals
    by Anonymous on Monday November 11 2002, @12:05PM (#10090)

    Read the rest of this comment...

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    Re: ICANN Invites Comments on its TLD 'Action Plan
    by Anonymous on Monday November 11 2002, @03:56PM (#10098)
    Time for ICAAN/Halloran to ante up. Too much time already has elapsed. What's the holdup? -ShamusMandamus
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    Re: ICANN Invites Comments on its TLD 'Action Plan
    by Anonymous on Monday November 11 2002, @05:24PM (#10105)
    If more TLDs are created without unsponsored and unrestricted competition for Afilias, Neustar and Verisign, ICANN will have, with no technical reason, illegally restricted a marketplace.

    It is not up to Stuart Lynn to decide if there is demand. Even if there is no demand, there are companies that want to compete. If they are denied, especially the ones who have already paid for a fair chance, ICANN will have no legal ground upon which to stand.

    If ICANN is that stupid, I look forward to their demise.
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