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    Terrorist Speculators or Tragedy Squatters or Topical Sites? You decide. | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 11 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Wrong database
    by alexander on Tuesday September 25 2001, @10:26PM (#2515)
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    I agree that it's highly unlikely anyone would do that (and Livingstone's criticism of the "registration company"'s failure to talk to the FBI shows how little he understands about the issue). I wonder why nobody reporting this story has tried to talk to professional domain speculators, some of whom probably have archieved past dropping domain lists.

    (BTW, CNS News is part of L. Brent Bozell's conservative Media Research Center. Looks like a nice place for right-wing nuts. ;))
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    Re: Wrong database by alexander
    Re: Wrong database
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday September 26 2001, @08:22AM (#2537)
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    I agree with both yours and Milton's comments, and I should have researched this more thoroughly before putting keyboard in gear. I didn't bother trying to find the Cybercast News Service mentioned in my original submission, which might have led me to here:
    ...the Conservative Communications Center (C3) and its on-line news division, the CNSNews.com at http://www.cnsnews.com. CNSNews.com specializes in covering news stories the major networks seem to be omitting.
    No doubt it is a plot of the Liberal dominated and controlled media (though how one could find such in the current cookiecutter bellicosity escapes me) to not give wider coverage to Dr. Livingstone's story. Seriously though, I suspect Livingstone may get to see the WHOIS changed.

    I also would have saved myself some bother if I read my DNSO GA mail more often. The follow-ups are also worth reading. Not being a speculator I don't subscribe to any of a number of services that list dropped domains, but some of them did (and perhaps do, I haven't checked lately) offer lists of expiring names via email. It is difficult to imagine that no-one could come forward with such an email that could in any way support this.

    Finally, with regard to selling ICANN regulated sLD's to embargoed Iraq, I was going to mention that they could simply use their .iq ccTLD, but surprise, that's based in the USA (note to Dan, not to be found at nic.iq) and, bigger surprise, it is the same company (Infocom) and same area (Richardson, Texas) as that pre-September 11 raid I mentioned above. Will the next ccTLD redelegation be by force? I suspect there's more to this story. Perhaps ICANN could sell .iq to Mensans for personalized vanity domains. -g

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