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After proudly revealing the details of almost 2,000 new generic top-level domain applications, red-faced ICANN was today forced to yank the whole lot after applicants complained that their home addresses had been published by mistake. ICANN published the partial text of 1,930 gTLD bids – each of which carried a $185,000 …

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Anonymous Coward

It's the applicants own fault!

They didn't pay extra for the whois privacy.

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Anonymous Coward

Conspiracy Theory #2,305:

Various governments and/or business organizations want to take over ICANN's functions, so they got their agents working inside ICANN, screwing things up so badly that the public will scream, "Get rid of ICANN!! They're arrogant and incompetent!"

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Conspiracy Theory #2,305:

The sad thing about it is that I nearly find myself hoping you're right. The non-conspiracy alternative requires levels of incompetence that are just too painful to have to think about.

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Happy

Re: Conspiracy Theory #2,305:

Where can I send a donation to, to aid the efforts of these insiders?

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Re: Conspiracy Theory #2,305:

You mean move it back under the US Department of Commerce like it had been up until a few years ago?

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Anonymous Coward

.fuckup

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Anonymous Coward

icann.arefucktards

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"For many of the big brand names applying for new gTLDs, the fact that they had to file personal data about their officers and directors – needed for ICANN's background checks – was a much higher barrier to the programme than the $185,000 fee."

So many of our big brands are run by dodgy geezers?

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"They are going to be livid" PMSL

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So many of our big brands are run by dodgy geezers?

I'd be surprised at the suggestion that any were NOT run by dodgy geezers, frankly.

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FAIL

They should really call off the whole thing

gTLDs were a bad idea to begin with, but ICANN's unnumbered embarrassments show that they're simply not capable of handling it. Better to stop now than to wait until this mess goes live and the REALLY bad issues crop up. (Because there's no doubt in my mind that they will.)

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jai
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ICANN ??

more like ICANT

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Anonymous Coward

Re: ICANN ??

Original - not.

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FAIL

Honestly, you couldn't make this shit up!

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ICANN have invited me .......

.... to a drinks party at a south London brewery. I won't bother going.

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Happy

kerching!

Apart from the initial "how can we get a lot of money?" question, ICANN hasn't put much effort into this.

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ICANN I can't

Do these guys operate out of a lock-up garage in Peckham or something?

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Re: ICANN I can't

>>Do these guys operate out of a lock-up garage in Peckham or something?

I'm sorry, the Company address details are privileged information and cannot be published on the internet...

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WTF?

in regard to the whole gTLD "choose your own" auction (now fiasco)

WHY??

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY????

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Re: in regard to the whole gTLD "choose your own" auction (now fiasco)

Easy one. Why not?

<Sound of heavy bag of cash being placed on table>

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Stop

Re: in regard to the whole gTLD "choose your own" auction (now fiasco)

Two words: Ker. Ching.

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125k *just to apply* then skim a percentage of the auction for the multiple bids ? For something no body needs or wants?

Winner !

Then skim further money for all the extra defensive registrations companies will have to make until the end of time ?

Bonus !

Have the EU banking clan object to the whole idea on the grounds that 419 scammers shouldn't be able to operate barclays.bank ?

Priceless !

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Trollface

Idiots

This is obviously a product of excessive drug use.

Extravagant bonuses will still be forthcoming.

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