[At-Large] Say Whut!

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 19:29:14 UTC 2018

I recall because you gave me a bit of the background several years ago.
Maybe you should brief Kieran on the historical facts? Makes for
interesting copy.


On Sat, 8 Dec 2018, 7:39 pm Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com wrote:

> I still have an active, paid contract for cavebear.web with the original
> .web (by IOD) here in California.  It has been active for roughly as long
> as ICANN has been in existence.
> Yeah, it hasn't been in the NTIA/ICANN/Verisign root system, but ICANN is
> not some sort of god that has a right, legal or otherwise, to supplant uses
> that occurs outside of its purview or without its approval.
> That suggests, perhaps, that use of the term and domain name ".web" by any
> other provider here in the State of California could be a form of unfair
> business practice and thus prohibited.
> Would anyone want to pay $$ for a top level domain over which there would
> be a cloud over its use in the State of California?
>         --karl--
> On 12/8/18 3:33 PM, Carlton Samuels wrote:
> Interesting little tattle, isn't it?
> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/07/dot_web_review/
> -Carlton
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