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    ADNS Statement
    by Anonymous on Monday March 11 2002, @10:17AM (#5223)
    ADNS Statement about the recent FTC Action Against DOTUSA.COM Operators
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    Re: File this under It's About Time
    by Anonymous on Monday March 11 2002, @10:19AM (#5224)
    It's about time the FTC started shutting down spammers like this. The .USA operators were clearly engaging in illegal activity. Maybe the FTC will go after New.net next.
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    Re: FTC Shuts Down .USA
    by Anonymous on Monday March 11 2002, @06:21PM (#5234)
    By the logic of this case, those who sell software for Linux would have to be very proactive and very clearly disclose that their software doesn't run on the dominant operating system - Windows.

    If the protection of unwary consumers requires that domain name sellers clearly label their products with the expected scope in which those names will be resolvable, why should that rule not be applied with an even hand and thus require such disclosures from the ICANN- approved TLDS?

    It is worthwhile to note that it is not the person who runs a TLD who determines the scope in which names in that TLD will be resolvable. Rather it is those who build and run roots who make that choice - the judges in this popularity contest are the root cluster operators and not the TLD operator.
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    Re: FTC Shuts Down .USA
    by Anonymous on Monday March 11 2002, @11:42PM (#5236)
    It was clear these .USA fools set out to scam people. The FTC took action, and that is great. But maybe the FTC will also take a look at others who may have defrauded users, like New.net.
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