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Username: S. Hudgens
Date/Time: Thu, October 18, 2001 at 7:52 PM GMT
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Subject: IOD is the .WEB choice!


        Note to IOD:  Consider yourselves "premafrozen"...

My dear Mr. Mole,

Is it your position that IOD's .web is in a state similar to permafrost because of the existing registrations?  I would humbly suggest that is not the case.  First, the one and only .web registry is very active, indicating a nice and fuzzy warm state of being.  Now, yes, perhaps this existing registry is 'frozen' (for now) from the root, but that is because somebody wanted someone else to operate .web.  Specifically, some within ICANN wanted Afilias to get .web.  Now that we see Afilias' registry capabilities, it is most fortunate that they didn't get a popular TLD like IOD's .web.  So here we are.  ICANN looks the village idiot while their love child Afilias has lied to ICANN and us, all the while providing clear instructions on how not to operate a TLD.  But, I digress...

You seem to take issue with those who had enough prudence to realize a good thing when they saw it.  Might I suggest that you run over to and claim your space in the future of the Internet?

S. Hudgens


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