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||Mon, October 16, 2000 at 12:56 AM GMT (Sun, October 15, 2000 at 8:56 PM EDT)
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||You are really missing the point
Let's put it this way.
The other "cooperating" root systems recognize first use and include all the ICANN
TLD's in the rootzone. You cannot have two of the same TLD's in the rootzone.
One would have to be eliminated from that zone. This is called fragmenting
the net. The only other solution would be to put the existing TLD operator
out of business which is not only wrong, but would not be likely to happen
that easily. In addition, it would create a truly horrible precedent where
an entity could simply decide it wanted to take over another's identity and disregard
any responsibility to it.
The intent of forming the ICANN corporation was to avoid
this potential hazard. Instead, they are causing it.
Yes, a court could decide.
In the meantime, the net would be a mess for all the years it would take to resolve
it. The ONLY way to avoid the mess is to recognize existing entities and respect
them and cooperate in that recognition. It would be simple. Just add
the existing TLD's to the a-root just like the ccTLDs.
Listen up ICANN.