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||Fri, September 14, 2001 at 6:21 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows 98
||Yes you can outside of ICANN
There is no technical reason
why there you cannot have "your oun extension". But basically it will only be visible
to a small about 5% but growing number of Internet users that have chosen to use
a different root (aside from ICANN). The largest of the "alternate roots" is the
Pacific Root / New Root www.pacificroot.com and www.newroot.com. You will find instructions
there on how to change the DNS so that you can see all the domains. They resolve
thousands of TLDs. Most of the other "alternate roots" resolve a small subset of
what the Pacific Root resolves. The ICANN TLDs are an even smaller subset.
where can I register www.linux.my_extension. The company is Nameslinger www.nameslinger.com.
They allow you to create an extension "on the fly" provided that some other registry
in the Pacific root does not offer that extension already.
So the choice is go
with ICANN (with limited TLD selection) and be seen by all or go with Pacific Root
(with virtually unlimited TLD selection and be seen by a small percentage of Internet
By the way this entire subject is highly controversial.