Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE[3]: All end in .net and .com
by Lennie on Tue 30th Nov 2010 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: All end in .net and .com"
Lennie
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I've been thinking, maybe it doesn't matter all that much anymore. All you have to do is find a country-code TLD which is not based in the US.

Like .de, .nl, uk., .se or .fr and so on.

Maybe even a non-country-code which isn't based in the us: .eu

The US will not disable the whole TLD just for a few domains and while the US can try to put pressure on the people handling the other TLD, the US doesn't have anything to say about what the TLD does.

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