THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION,
Regarding the debate of .Travel of old vs .Travel
It was the travel industry who (in my opinion)
brought the use of the internet into the light of day for the average literate
The use of the Apollo and Sabre systems and the
like were the forerunners of the Expedias of today.
The airlines (and the money behind them) were the
ones who opened this Pandora's box we call the web.
I write this letter before having educated myself
on the particulars of the debate over using some kind of cyberspace eminent
domain to essentially undo what freethinking human beings were intelligent
enough to create. IE .Travel.
I must assume that those who propose the claim
jumping of the .Travel TLD do so with the expectation of getting some form of
help from the authoritative agency or a governing body that is responsible for
oversight of said authoritative agency.
Having made this assumption I ask myself what kind
of well established precedents would an authoritative agency or its overseers
choose to point to as a benchmark for the decisions it must make.
The internet has given birth to many new
entrepreneurs just as the land rushes of the American West did for the pioneers
of that day. Those that laid claim to property did so with the blessing and
encouragement of our federal government.
Those people then formed their own state and local
governments under federal law.
Even though the territorial governors came and
went. Even though the borders changed for political or other reasons,
the integrity of the rights to the
land held by those who were daring, cunning, and forward thinking
enough was not to be trampled.
The freedom to hold those rights and protect
them meant the difference between working as a share cropper or working toward a
self sufficient and individually responsible way of life.
I own rights to a few .Travel domains. To
have the rights ripped away from me would make me feel like our country had been
invaded and overtaken by foreign robber barons who
practice vertical integration, controlling not only the supply and
sale of the final product but also the raw resources.
If instead of an American example of right and
wrong, a socialist example of right and wrong is used, then the authoritative
agency and its overseers must face publicly the wrath of those who will accuse
them of catering to those who claim to be the exclusive right holders to the
detriment of all others.
If however the "new governor" acknowledges my
rights under a "new deal", and I am able to retain said rights and my domains
are brought along as fully vested members of a new community, I am willing
to continue to plow my fields, plant my seeds and reap the benefits of being
part of a just and compassionate community. I don't need to lose my rights for a
new community to form.
I am a small town alderman who is currently faced
with the same kind of question. What is in the best interest of the
Who decides that larger tax rolls are better for
the community than the protection of the real property rights of the individual
I'll tell you... the wealthy.
Its no surprise that this issue has arisen. Travel
is the number one revenue generator in the world. The non wealthy do not own
shares in the travel industry and to trump the rights of the few who may own
.Travel domains would only confirm that the world has an elite class that
cares nothing for the entrepreneur. .
Branson Show Ticket Delivery Inc.