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19 Sep 2013

Wow. that's a lot of reserved names ICANN
ICANN recently updated the
list of reserved second level domain names. Those are names that you won't be able to register in any of the 1500 or so new domains they're planning to add. There's rather a lot of them, currently 629.

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posted at: 13:18 :: permanent link to this entry :: 2 comments
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/ICANN/bipm.html

16 Sep 2013

How not to stop spammers Email

Spam Arrest is a company that sells an anti-spam service. They attempted to sue some spammers and, as has been widely reported, lost badly. This case emphasizes three points that litigious antispammers seem not to grasp:

  • Under CAN SPAM, a lot of spam is legal.
  • Judges hate plaintiffs who try to be too clever, and hate sloppy preparation even more.
  • Never, ever, file a spam suit in Seattle.

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posted at: 09:53 :: permanent link to this entry :: 0 comments
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Email/spamarrest.html

12 Sep 2013

Plumbing Neutrality Internet

I've been having arguments about Network Neutrality with a lawyer. My position is that you can't adequately regulate ISPs to be neutral, because there's no agreement what "neutral" means in practice. He points out that the courts aren't interested in technical details like what packets are dropped, it's that all traffic has to be treated the same, and ISPs should just figure out how to do that.

So I contemplated a city with Plumbing Neutrality with the simple rule that all people must be treated the same

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posted at: 12:58 :: permanent link to this entry :: 3 comments
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Internet/plumbingneutral.html

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