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Re: [atlarge-discuss] re China - not just Internet cafes, but TLDs
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- Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 07:39:24 -0700
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Esther - picking up my new submittal to the IETF, my extension of the DNS
services to include a root-tree designator or tag, would address all of
this. China and every other area could have their OWN extensions no matter
where else these same extensions are used.
The original DNS infrastructure is very short sided for what it is being put
to use for these days and without these extensions ICANN will wind up
extorting different levels of network accessibility for the people using
these naming services.
why is it that the Chinese cant have their own .com, .net, or .org for their
own people. The answer is that they damn well can and that it is ICANN's
problem to make it possible for their addresses to bridge to the world...
This concept that ICANN and the BoD get to decided what addresses are used
where is inherently nasty to a good many people and shows ICANN's need to
control the world. The problem is that the world is starting to tell ICANN
to get screwed... and rightly so.
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From: "Esther Dyson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 7:10 AM
Subject: [atlarge-discuss] re China - not just Internet cafes, but TLDs
> >Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:41:01 -0400
> >From: "eReleases.com" <email@example.com>
> >To: "Esther Dyson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Subject: PR: Largest Country In The World Blocks Internet Access To
> > Websites ...
> >X-Mailer: eMerge 1.65
> >X-OriginalArrivalTime: 25 Jun 2002 13:44:01.0568 (UTC)
> >FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> >Largest Country In The World Blocks Internet Access To
> >Websites Of One Of The Smallest Countries In The World,
> >Announces Dot TK
> >AMSTERDAM, June 25, 2002 -- The islands of Tokelau, with
> >just 1500 inhabitants, consisting of three beautiful atolls
> >in the South Pacific Ocean face a ban from the largest
> >country in the world: the Peoples Republic of China.
> >China's Data Communication Bureau, residing at the Ministry
> >of Information Industry, has blocked access to all websites
> >bearing a .TK domain name. Many years ago, the International
> >Standard Organization assigned Tokelau their .TK extension,
> >just as .DE is assigned to Germany and .JP to Japan. Tokelau
> >accepts registrations from all over the world. That's why
> >the registry is larger than countries like Sweden or Russia.
> >Currently there are more then 220,000 websites containing a
> >.TK domain name, which are not reachable by any Chinese
> >individual or company.
> >"Since our start in December, many Chinese individuals
> >claimed a .TK domain name. We know that there are only
> >25,000 .CN domain names registered within China, but the
> >need for domain names in the Peoples Republic is enormous,"
> >claims Joost Zuurbier, President of Taloha, Inc., the
> >registration entity for .TK domain names. "We have seen
> >about 60,000 registrations of .TK domain names from China
> >which counted for 50% of all traffic to .TK websites in the
> >first months of this year. At this moment the traffic to
> >these Chinese websites and this content has dropped to
> >virtually 0%. Only people from Singapore and Taiwan are able
> >to watch this content at this time."
> >The reason why the Data Communication Bureau blocked access
> >to the .TK websites is unknown. Taloha tried to contact the
> >Ministry of Information Industry several times in the last
> >couple of weeks, but without success. The content displayed
> >on the 60,000 Chinese websites, registered with a .TK domain
> >name, varies from search engines to vacation-photo
> >More information about Dot TK and the Islands of Tokelau can
> >be found on http://www.dot.tk.
> >DOT TK: DIVIDING DOMAINS DIFFERENTLY
> >Hans Bouman / email@example.com
> >Tel: +31 20 5315725 / Cell: +31 6 50988975
> > # # #
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