Pick up the phone and call someone in India, or in Africa,
in Australia, or in Japan, or in Switzerland.
It works without
changing the "settings" of your telephone.
Why doesn't it work in the Internet?
can't I contact people in the "alternate roots"?
Because ICANN doesn't want me
to do so.
This has nothing to do with stability, it is simply inconvenient.
If you can call someone from the U.S. (using your U.S.
even if he is living in a country with a different
telephone system (call it
alternate telephone system) without
changing the settings of your telephone,
it prooves that in the
Internet artificial barriers have been built up by its
body. Otherwise it would work, too.
But it even comes worse than
What would you say, if Switzerland would change its country telephone
from 0041 to 001 and change its area codes and telephone numbers
the ones used in the U.S.?
It would be impossible to know whom you reach when you
dial a U.S.
telephone numer from abroad: Either the U.S. person you wanted or
Swiss one with the same number newly introduced.
With two exactly similar
telephone numbers (including the same
country and area telephone code) you wouldn't
whom you reach.
No one did anything like that before.
say that the Swiss must have run crazy, wouldn't you?
But that is exactly what
happens in the internet now with the
duplication of dot biz.
The fact that
it is happening in the internet shows ICANNs
ignorance or better their unwillingness
to behave correctly.
Through the official duplication of existing gtlds ICANN is
the worst possible example to people who consider duplicating gtlds
ICANN is clearly provoking confusion instead of stability.