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New Bill Could Allow U.S. Government to Shut Down Domain Names

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by gregstereo, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. gregstereo

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    who cares? Not like anybody has the balls to fight the bill anyway even if their livelihoods are threatened. it'll just get passed and everyone will cry "boo hoo, woe is me", when they could have made their voice heard to stop it. Oh well.
     
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    Bill for this Rule for that. Just need to think how to get around them.
     
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    sad but true, hardly anyone gives a ******** anymore. I blame Simon Cowell. ;)
     
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    That's crazy and f*cked up. It will lead to abusing the web freedom and neutrality. Big Brother want to decide for you.
     
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    1. In addition to domains with a registrar or registry located in the U.S., the bill enables the government to go after domains in other countries and force them to be blocked in the U.S. (Interestingly, it says nothing of the location of the registrant.)

    register in russia, host in usa, promote a short url from canada
     
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    God dammit, I am lately writing more to my Representatives than to my own family and friends.

    On the whole, this is just a proposed bill which as far as I see has not gone to committee yet. Certainly something to keep an eye on but it's not freak-out time yet.

    Also, what is the government going to do, shut down Usenet? I mean if you're really into piracy then you're using Usenet like a demon.

    Anyway, I didn't need to read this just now because it put me in a lousy mod.
     
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    As much as this government is full of crap, we knew this was coming.

    And they know very well that we're going to find a way around it.
    It's not like they're going to check the sites manually, and we can always use redirects, .htaccess, robot.txt, and many others to shoo them away.

    The only problem I have with this is that it's more power to them. And you and I both know that some of them are going to give in to lobbyists and bribes and screw us over.

    Oh and GoDaddy's business will certainly go down if all black hatters start getting their domains from Russia.
     
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    This doesn't surprise me in the least. Bills like this come and go all the time, nothing to worry too much about.
     
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    Good luck, if you can get Congress to agree on something then it must be very powerfully driven (or the politicians are really greased).
     
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    haha just go offshore and your save. no need to worry about this
     
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    Don't forget that even if your reg is non-US, many of the TLDs like COM are US-based so they could just go hit Verigin in suc a case.
     
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    guess it's not the world wide web, it's the American web.
     
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    The author of the article brings up a good point.....

    People had better pay attention to things like this. It may start off with good intentions, but.....well, look at history and there is your answer.
     
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