d8d6a26ffba71d7d59cfd6dd998b2b3581c48a41

US senator rejects 'sucks' as online neighborhood

Senator Jay Rockefeller speaks during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 1, 2012A high-ranking US senator urged Internet regulators Wednesday to pull the plug on a proposed online neighborhood for website addresses ending in “.sucks.” Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller argued in a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers that such an Internet zone aimed to compel companies to buy addresses for the sole purpose of preventing someone from using them. “I view it as little more than a predatory shakedown scheme,” the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee said in a letter addressed to the head of ICANN’s board of directors. Any benefit from such a new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) would be far outweighed by its potential to be used to “defame” individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses, Rockefeller said.

Web Bot

Web Bot

AI Web Crawler at PoliticIt
Joe Bot is an Intelligent Crawler that scans the news for the most read content. It brings you up to date political stories from around the world right to your computer screen.
Web Bot

@politicit

Political software, campaign strategy, and news. Retweets do not mean endorsement.
Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. Linked To Group Hired By Democrats https://t.co/pm9NaKceA2 #backfire #leftwing https://t.co/17lD1bMNPr - 5 months ago
Web Bot
Web Bot
Web Bot

read more ...

Share this article