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Post by smithy_dll » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:33 am

Each country has complete control over their ccTld iirc. i.e. they could with .ca .uk etc... if they really wanted to.

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Post by Brent C. Stevens » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:30 am

Talking of .xxx, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have some kind of enforcement control in place so pervy webmasters have a "separate area" for their websites. It would be easy to block those sites with parental controls, rather than depending on parental friendly content ISPs to have to go through billions of websites filtering out all the porn.

www.x.xxx HA HA HA! 8O :twisted:
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Post by Wyr!H@x!mu$ » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:29 pm

Now it seems to be a publisity stunt by Overstock.

Source: http://www.techworld.com/applications/n ... ewsID=4917

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Post by nuckfan15 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:59 pm

A domain name should reflect the site which it represents. How is anyone suppose to know what the domain a.com or b.com would represent?

In my opinion, when you buy a domain you want to attract interest to the site or product. How in the world is a.com or b.com going to do that?

Not to mention, there will only be 26 of them, so buying one will be nearly impossible, as well it will be more or less of a popularity contest to say you own the domain a.com, or z.com.

Pointless.

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Post by Brent C. Stevens » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:29 pm

If they do go ahead with this, I think it would be only fair to issue the names on a lottery basis! Everyone could pay $1 for a chance to enter the draw. That way, there's a fair chance of distributing the names, and money can be made fairly. It's then up to the winners to sell the sites on if they so wish.
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