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Username: friedrich
Date/Time: Tue, June 26, 2001 at 12:03 AM GMT
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Subject: Something everyone can understand.


        Pick up the phone and call someone in India, or in Africa, or
in Australia, or in Japan, or in Switzerland.

It works.

It works without changing the "settings" of your telephone.

Why doesn't it work in the Internet?
Why 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.
Full stop.

If you can call someone from the U.S. (using your U.S.
telephone system), 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 coordinating
body. Otherwise it would work, too.

But it even comes worse than that:

What would you say, if Switzerland would change its country telephone
code from 0041 to 001 and change its area codes and telephone numbers
according to 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 the
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 know anymore
whom you reach.
No one did anything like that before.

You would 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 giving
the worst possible example to people who consider duplicating gtlds
, too.
ICANN is clearly provoking confusion instead of stability.



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