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Global Languages (and/or Classification Schemes) + Generic Top Level Domains (TLDs)

Whereas traditional classification schemes (such as the Dewey Decimal Classification [DDC] or the Library of Congress classification scheme [LC]) have primarily been oriented towards topical segmentation of publications published by individual persons or corporate entities, I feel it is now … Continue reading Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Language — Nooblogs Essay

Today I wrote another “Wisdom of the Language” essay. If you are not familiar with the Wisdom of the Language, then don’t fret: This essay will hopefully summarize all of the salient points and also bring you up to speed … Continue reading Continue reading

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The State of Retard Media

An interesting graphic from Verisign’s new “Domain Name Industry Brief“: The relevant footnotes are: 5 The total number of gTLDs and their registrations is published through the Centralized Zone Data Service. https://czds.icann.org/en 6 App usage percent in the U.S. is … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to Tell Whether a TLD is a Generic TLD or a Proprietary TLD

Simply enter the name of TLD into the browser bar and then add .NAME In the .NAME registry, the TLD name for generic domain names are reserved words and cannot be register — so if you get no response, then … Continue reading
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The Wisdom of Revisiting Tried and True Theories — 2014 Edition

One good reason to know English is because other people know English — and thus knowing English makes communication with more people easier (than, say, knowing Swahili). Of course: If you live in East Africa, then the opposite may be … Continue reading
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ICANN’s Plan to Privatize the English Language: Dot Gay

A friend of mine, Ray King, is one of the applicants for .Gay — and he just wrote: The current issue is whether a small group of the Internet elite understand the problems with delegating a single company as the … Continue reading
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I book, I care, I think, I can

In the past several days, I have been confronted with a quirky issue. Let me explain the background with a hypothetical example, because I don’t want to name any specific details of the actual case. Last year, ICANN (the Internet … Continue reading
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In Advertising, Not Even the Paranoid Will Survive

The logical consequence of disintermediation is the extinction of advertising. Yet do not confuse advertising with marketing: Since every company will be a media company, marketing products and services via the company’s own media channels will become much more significant. … Continue reading
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The Largest Bubble the World has ever Witnessed is Being Inflated this Very Moment

This bubble will dwarf the housing crisis, the stock market crash of 1929, the Dutch Tulip bubble — it will be bigger than anything mankind has ever seen. There is a private company that basically owns all of the language … Continue reading
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REDumbrella

I looked over the list of new TLD applications when it first came out, and now I looked again to see which will be some of the first controversial TLDs to come under review. Of course there are quite a … Continue reading
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