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Re: MEDIA: ICANN rejects .xxx domain

  • From: Martin Hannigan
  • Date: Fri May 12 01:48:00 2006

At 11:42 PM 5/11/2006, Jim Popovitch wrote:

David Schwartz wrote:
The major problem with this is that many other governments have "dangerous
ideas" that they'd also like to be easily able to identify and isolate as
well. If the United States gets to corral porn, why can't China corral
Democracy? Why can't Russia corral advocates of "terrorism" (which some
might consider independence).
I think it would be an incredibly short-sighted policy on the part of the
U.S. government to restrict the Internet in the hopes of controlling things
like gambling and pornography. The precedent of government isolating
"dangerous ideas" will be adopted by many other governments and we will have
no sound ideological grounds to oppose.
Excellent points.

I question then why we even have a need for any TLDs.

Why do we even need domain names at all outside our own entities for network
management, mail,and a few minor services now that we have google?


Martin Hannigan (c) 617-388-2663
Renesys Corporation (w) 617-395-8574
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