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So, about that custom top-level domain.

Those of us who actually live on the internet are aware that the big bosses, those who arbitrate most doings and standards in certain areas of the internet, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, are to start allowing people to apply for custom top-level domains.

However, there will be a panel of arbiters who decide what will and will not actually fly. I also imagine that there are certain potential custom top-level domains central to the things that make the Internet really the Internet that will wind up reserved by said Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Like the sort of internet entertainment top-level domain that would be shameful if it wound up in the hands of people who would not use it for the common good.

Yes, there will be no few top-level custom domains reserved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.


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ICANN has .cheezburger!
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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