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||unlock the TLD's !! How about a DOT-WHATEVER-YOU-WANT
TLD's are a throw-back construct from the days of .mil, .gov, and .edu from the good
old arpanet days. Why treat TLD's like finite real estate by doling them out a few
at a time. Why not allow for any submission much like newsgroup names are created.
My point is dont create a land-grab when you can create unlimited land. If corporations
dont like it because they would have to register every permutation then tough - they
dont own the medium - WAKE UP ! this is the top of the slippery slope where the NET
gets totally co-opted by big business.
The scary part is that this process is
in the hands of visionaries whose recent contributions to the process (after untold
millions of commitee meetings and self-important boondoggles) include TLD's like
".aero" !!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that sure serves the two major aircraft makers and the
100 airlines of the world - almost as many as .museum ! its like watching George
Bush Sr. marvel over the laser scanner at the supermarket.... You have to wonder
just how disconnected from reality these folks are - how about ".shop" ? the
fifty zillion retail websites of the world would sure enjoy that, but whats the point,
in two years the whole thing will coelesce into an alternative to AOL with total
control removed from the the little guy, its all too democratic.
- unlock the TLD's !! How about a DOT-WHATEVER-YOU-WANT deanayer, August 7 @ 8:06 AM (1/1)