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JMGraham's posting is a bit confused. He claims that "the
world owns the internet" and is thus opposed to one company handling dot web registry.
The internet is definitely a world-wide phenomenon and helps unite the world. However,
what does it mean to say that the world owns it? That implies that all domains, including
dot webs, dot coms and dot nets, cannot be owned or developed. All websites belong
to everyone in the world. One person can develop it, but anyone else in the world
can change it, since it belongs to every one of the billions of people that inhabit
our planet. Every site belongs to everyone and no one has any rights to any site,
according to this convoluted philosophy.
Image Online Design
has been establishing a dot web database of names. What is the problem? This is available
to anyone in the world. Why would other countries object? Citizens of the world have
had the opportunity to register. There must be a controlling company that manages
the registry. It can't be sent out to a nebulous entity called "The world." Furthermore,
as I understand it, Image Online Design has been accepting registries not for a few
months, but for about four years. Certainly this indicates some consistency and ensures
that, when the dot webs are approved, they can be posted and functional soon. People
who have registered with them have every right to develop their interests through
There also seems to be some problem about who
owns what. He seems to object that some people have bought a lot of domain names.
What is the problem? They were offered for sale, and people bought them. Isn't that
the idea? If people want to develop one site, or a hundred, or even a thousand, that
is their business. Why should anyone have the right to say, "No, you can't do that.
You have too many sites, or too many good names"?
- IOD, .web, and a dose of Reality, folks. WorldThoughts, June 17 @ 5:08 PM (9/21)
- Gratulation, WorldThoughts! - Let me add a few thoughts of myself. friedrich, June 20 @ 9:49 PM (0/0)
- Well said. Lotus, June 19 @ 6:18 PM (0/0)
- Your Coments are Bang-on frank s., June 18 @ 7:03 PM (0/0)
- I totally agree saskia, June 18 @ 2:43 PM (0/0)
- Another Dose of Reality R8R, June 18 @ 12:07 AM (2/3)
- IODesign can't handle it Venster, June 17 @ 10:54 PM (1/1)
- IOD and .web fnord, June 17 @ 8:59 PM (1/2)
- .WEB and IOD jmgraham, June 17 @ 8:11 PM (2/3)
- BRAVO!!! A worthwhile read. Merlin, June 17 @ 7:59 PM (1/3)