[Dshield] ICANN to ban "WWW"

Chris Brenton cbrenton at chrisbrenton.org
Sat Oct 1 05:47:26 GMT 2005


Been a long week, hope folks don't mind an OT weekend funny.

BBspot posted a satirical news report that ICANN was going to ban the
use of "www" in FQDNs and fine people $10,000 who do not comply. It a
pretty funny read that can be found here:
http://www.bbspot.com/News/2005/09/icann_ban_www.html

Apparently quite a few folks missed the fact that it was a joke and have
taken it seriously. Besides being picked up by the auDA and reported as
a legitimate news story, forums are a buzz with the potential
implications:

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=444881
http://www.talkfreelance.com/thread6354.html
http://www.dnforum.com/f17/icann-ban-use-and-quot-www-and-quot-112730.html

Hey isn't it almost Internet clean up day? ;-)

Chris




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