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ICANN Reveals Regional Winners of New gTLDs

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the the-envelope-please dept.

The Internet 69

hypnosec writes "The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has approved and released a list of domain names as per its new global Top Level Domain plans. A total of 27 domain names have been cleared for use by ICANN, and all of them are non-English domain names. Consisting of Chinese and Arabic names, the list of domain names seems to be mostly for regional companies, prominent among which are the .Qatartelecom and .Mozaic domains."

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Refreshing (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259113)

Perfect. Now I can launch my new imageboard muhammed.qatartelecom

Re:Refreshing (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259719)

Perfect. Now I can launch my new imageboard muhammed.qatartelecom

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you that muhammed.qatartelecom is already taken, but muhammed.qatarteleorg is still available.

Effort and time is not the same as accomplishment (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259127)

Announcing the development through a press release, ICANN reiterated the amount of efforts and time that have been spent for the development and implementation of policies to bring about innovation and diversity in the Domain Name System.

Further confirms that diversity is another word for stupidity.

Re:Effort and time is not the same as accomplishme (5, Insightful)

Ubi_NL (313657) | about 2 years ago | (#43259151)

I thought it was just a cash grab operation by ICANN

Re:Effort and time is not the same as accomplishme (1)

Great Big Bird (1751616) | about 2 years ago | (#43259447)

But they can do the both at the same time.

Re:Effort and time is not the same as accomplishme (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about 2 years ago | (#43263155)

Shouldn't an authority such as ICANN understand its responsibility and maintain a certain conservatism towards silly things like this?

Re:Effort and time is not the same as accomplishme (1)

John Napkintosh (140126) | about 2 years ago | (#43271201)

You're both right - set a precedent for approving TLDs for commercial entities under the auspices of diversity and then the floodgates are open.

Time to throw global DNS system to trash... (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259213)

Time to throw global DNS system to trash...

Private DNS servers removing shit like this? If popularised will probably discourage companies to use such TLDs.

Entirely new DNS system? Decentralised?

My opinion (4, Interesting)

Richy_T (111409) | about 2 years ago | (#43259241)

It's the beginning of the end of the current DNS system. About time too. The internet should never have tolerated such a centralized abomination

Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259421)


Let's hope someone, somewhere, makes a huge push for alternative transparent or even overriding decentralized DNS.
There are many, and to be honest I would rather see all of them join together and make a seamless dDNS that works between them.

Or even adapt newsgroup hierarchy system to DNS and web content.
That would be the best since it has actual organization, it also doesn't have fucking globals all the hell over the place which slows the damn system down.

Re:My opinion (4, Interesting)

MaraDNS (1629201) | about 2 years ago | (#43259585)

I posted about this before [slashdot.org] and I will probably have to post this again: Where's this alternative to DNS everyone keeps talking about on Slashdot?

If you don't like that the ICANN is doing, (shameless plug) it's pretty easy [maradns.org] to download [maradns.org] and install [maradns.org] an open-source (BSD licensed) recursive DNS server (even on Windows [maradns.org] ), then use the program to blacklist ICANN's new domains [maradns.org] .

If you don't want to use my program, I am sure other DNS servers, such as Unbound [unbound.net] and BIND (which usually comes with Linux) have similar capabilities.

Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259763)

I doubt the Arabs and the Chinese are going to shed a single tear when they find out that you and your cohorts have blacklisted them. In fact if the entire Western hemisphere blacklists them, they'll probably jump for joy knowing that now they have a subset of the internet to themselves without Westerners meddling into their affairs. So go ahead and blacklist them, shut yourself off from half the world, don't try to learn their culture and understand them. It'll make it much easier for your politicians to convince you that they're all evil and that you should be happy to go over there and fight them.

Re:My opinion (0)

Elminster Aumar (2668365) | about 2 years ago | (#43260195)

I'm perfectly okay with my own culture, thank you. I'm happy with my world. I don't need some person's belief system or everyday methodologies because I don't have any desire to know anything about them and I don't care about understanding someone else simply because I don't have to. And just because I want nothing to do with their values, beliefs, etc. doesn't mean I'm Satan or hoping they die. I just want to be left the hell alone by idiots that seem to believe that you need to have a boner for every damn person's way of life anymore. I am perfectly fine living in the reality I've created for myself and if someone has a problem with that, then they need to get over their narcissistic belligerence and realize that they can't push themselves or other peoples' existences onto others the way they think they can.

Re:My opinion (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260301)


Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43261649)

Nothing about what he said makes him a bigot.

Re:My opinion (1)

Candyban (723804) | about 2 years ago | (#43263773)

Even though is completely off topic, I find it important enough to react

I'm perfectly okay with my own culture, thank you. I'm happy with my world.

I am glad for you. Being happy is a bit of a lost trade.

I don't need some person's belief system or everyday methodologies because I don't have any desire to know anything about them

You are mixing desires and needs somehow. Without even suggesting you are either one but a heroine addict, a child molestor or a slave driver may be perectly fine with their worlds but it does not mean they do not need to consider a change in lifestyle.
I am not saying you should adopt someone elses beliefs or convictions; but it does not sound like you are making a lot of educated decissions by discarding anything you have never heard of.

I don't care about understanding someone else simply because I don't have to

It is sad to hear you do not care. Why should a doctor care about you or your family? They don't have to either.

And just because I want nothing to do with their values, beliefs, etc. doesn't mean I'm Satan or hoping they die

Personally I do not believe in the afterlife, but I respect those who do.

I just want to be left the hell alone by idiots

I respect your choice, however my personal experience is that people claiming they do not want other to fiddle in their lives usually are the first to intervene in someone elses.
Btw. I find it strange that you refer to others; who may have made an educated decission based on additional information you previously so eagerly discarded; as idiots.

I am perfectly fine living in the reality I've created for myself and if someone has a problem with that, then they need to get over their narcissistic belligerence

From my perspective, the narcissist sounds like you. You do not want, you do not need, you, you you, ... what about the others? Oh, right, you do not care about others only about yourself. Maybe I am an idiot as you suggested, but what is the definition of a narcisist again?

realize that they can't push themselves or other peoples' existences onto others the way they think they can

I am a proponent of knowledge and personal freedom (with boundaries). Obviously you are free to believe and live as you want.

Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43263913)

What a shallow, boring, small minded, isolationist life you must lead.

Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260197)

What's with your combative attitude? Your comment reads like you are the one eager for a fight.

Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260437)

I see, so calling for a general blacklisting of domains is not combative but my comment is?! LMAO

Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43261025)

...he said, on the Western website using the Internet created by the Western world on a computer designed by Westerners. The irony is palpable.

If you want your own Internet - make one. Stop trying to fuck with ours. Do what you always do, follow along on the coattails of the Western world who develops everything you know and love outside of your backwards hate.

Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260213)

IME, BIND is not typically installed in desktop-oriented Linux distros. It *is* available in the package managers, though.

Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259939)

That's right - end the centralized regime, deploy HOSTS files.


Re:My opinion (1)

someones (2687911) | about 2 years ago | (#43262201)

You sir just made my day

Re:My opinion (1)

fikx (704101) | about 2 years ago | (#43260557)

You mean like the centralized distribution of IP addresses?

Re:My opinion (1)

Richy_T (111409) | about 2 years ago | (#43331579)


Re:My opinion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43262521)

Bullshit. Most domains today are registered at .com anyway (46% according to http://www.domainworldwide.com). Adding a few new top-level domains is not going to change a thing. Even if all domains move to the top-level, it will only mean doubling the number of domains handled at one level, and that's discounting the many duplicates disappearing.

I can create infinite TLDs using my hosts file (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259243)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

* POOR SHOWING TROLLS, & most especially IF that's the "best you've got" - apparently, it is... lol!

Hello, and THINK ABOUT YOUR BREATHING !! We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, hot grits are Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

apk on 4chan [4chan.org]



That was amazing. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40948073 [slashdot.org]


My, God! It's beatiful. Keep it up, you glorious bastard. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41835161 [slashdot.org]


Let us bask in its glory. A true modern The Wasteland. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40948579 [slashdot.org]


put your baby IN ME -- I just read this whole thing. Fuck mod points, WHERE DO I SEND YOU MY MONEY?!!! - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40950023 [slashdot.org]


Oh shit, Time Cube Guy's into computers now... - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946259 [slashdot.org]


He's done more to discredit the use of HOSTS files than anyone in the "do it right and set up a firewall" crowd ever could. - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40945357 [slashdot.org]


Can I have some of what you're on? - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40947587 [slashdot.org]


this obnoxious fucknuts [apk] has been trolling the internet and spamming his shit delphi sub-fart app utilities for 15 years. - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40954565 [slashdot.org]


oh come on.. this is hilarious. - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40955479 [slashdot.org]


I agree I am intrigued by these host files how do I sign up for your newsletter? - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40961339 [slashdot.org]


Gimme the program that generates this epic message. I'll buy 5 of your product if you do... - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40954251 [slashdot.org]


As mentioned by another AC up there, the troll in question is actually a pretty well-executed mashup of APK's style - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40945357 [slashdot.org]


It's actually a very clever parody of APK - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40944229 [slashdot.org]


Please keep us updated on your AI research, you seem quite good at it. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038597&cid=40944603 [slashdot.org]


$20,000 to anyone providing proof of Alexander Peter Kowalski's death. - http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40958289 [slashdot.org]


Obviously, it must be Alexander Peter Kowalski. He's miffed at all these imposters... - http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40958429 [slashdot.org]


And here I was thinking I was having a bad experience with a Dr. Bronner's bottle. - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041081&cid=40952247 [slashdot.org]


Damn, apk, who the fuck did you piss off this time? Hahahahaahahahahahahaahaha. Pass the popcorn as the troll apk gets pwned relentlessly. - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40954673 [slashdot.org]


I think it's the Internet, about to become sentient. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40956187 [slashdot.org]


Does anyone know if OpenGL has been ported to Windows yet? - http://politics.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042199&cid=40956781 [slashdot.org]


golfclap - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40900827 [slashdot.org]


The Truth! wants to be Known! - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897389 [slashdot.org]


DNS cube? - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897493 [slashdot.org]


KUDOS valiant AC. - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897777 [slashdot.org]


Polyploid lovechild of APK, MyCleanPC, and Time Cube --> fail counter integer overflow --> maximum win! - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40899171 [slashdot.org]


You made my day, thanks! - http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029589&cid=40896469 [slashdot.org]


Wow. The perfect mix of trolls. Timecube, mycleanpc, gnaa, apk... this is great! - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3027333&cid=40893381 [slashdot.org]


truer words were never spoken as /. trolls are struck speechless by it, lol! - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042765&cid=41041795 [slashdot.org]


It's APK himself trying to maintain the illusion that he's still relevant. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967209 [slashdot.org]


Mod this up. The back and forth multi posting between APK and this "anti-APK" certainly does look like APK talking to himself. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40969175 [slashdot.org]


APK himself would be at the top of a sensible person's ban list. He's been spamming and trolling Slashdot for years. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967137 [slashdot.org]


You got that right. I think. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3044971&cid=40972239 [slashdot.org]


Michael Kristopeit, is that you? - http://politics.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3045075&cid=40972377 [slashdot.org]


ROFL! :) (Now the sick bastard will follow me again) - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41429251 [slashdot.org]


I miss Dr Bob. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41432027 [slashdot.org]


Not sure if actually crazy, or just pretending to be crazy. Awesome troll either way. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41432951 [slashdot.org]


Awesome! Hat off to you, sir! - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41509273 [slashdot.org]


That isn't a parody of Time-cube, it is an effort to counter-troll a prolific poster named APK, who seems like a troll himself, although is way too easy to troll into wasting massive amounts of time on BS not far from the exaggerations above - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41514107 [slashdot.org]


I am intrigued and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3164403&cid=41555345 [slashdot.org]


1. You philistine, that is Art . Kudos to you, valiant troll on your glorious FP - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832599 [slashdot.org]


What? - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832673 [slashdot.org]


I don't know if it is poorly-thought-out, but it is demented because it is at the same time an APK parody. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832905 [slashdot.org]


It is in fact an extremely well thought out and brilliantly executed APK parody, combined with a Time Cube parody, and with a sprinkling of the MyCleanPC spam. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41841251 [slashdot.org]


er... many people have disproved your points about hosts files with well reasoned, factual arguments. You just chose not to listen and made it into some kind of bizarre crusade. And I'm not the timecube guy, just someone else who finds you intensely obnoxious and likes winding you up to waste your time. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41843313 [slashdot.org]


performance art - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847089 [slashdot.org]


it's apk, theres no reason to care. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847097 [slashdot.org]


Seems more like an apk parody. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847661 [slashdot.org]


That's great but what about the risk of subluxations? - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847101 [slashdot.org]


Oh, come on. Just stand back and look at it. It's almost art, in a Jackson Pollock sort of way. - http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41868923 [slashdot.org]


Read carefully. This is a satirical post, that combines the last several years of forum trolling, rolled into one FUNNY rant! - http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41864711 [slashdot.org]


I can has summary? - http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41861327 [slashdot.org]


I'd have a lot more sympathy if you would log in as APK again instead of AC. - http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41868133 [slashdot.org]


If [apk] made an account, it would be permanently posting at -1, and he'd only be able to post with it twice a day. - http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41869409 [slashdot.org]


DAFUQ I just look at? - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41869085 [slashdot.org]


Trolls trolling trolls... it's like Inception or something. - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41869353 [slashdot.org]


We all know it's you, apk. Stop pretending to antagonize yourself. - http://bsd.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229179&cid=41869305 [slashdot.org]


Do you know about the shocking connection between APK and arsenic? No? Well, your innocence is about to be destroyed. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3472971&cid=42939965 [slashdot.org]


Send bug reports to 903 east division street, syracuse, ny 13208 - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3483339&cid=42972783 [slashdot.org]


Now you've made me all nostalgic for USENET. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42981977 [slashdot.org]


Google APK Hosts File Manager. He's written a fucking application to manage your hosts file. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42984521 [slashdot.org]


In case you are not aware, the post is a satire of a fellow known as APK. The grammar used is modeled after APK's as you can see here [thorschrock.com] . Or, you can just look around a bit and see some of his posts on here about the wonders of host files. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42983119 [slashdot.org]


You are surely of God of Trolls, whomever you are. I have had stupid arguments with and bitten the troll apk many times. - http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486901&cid=42989683 [slashdot.org]


"What kind of meds cure schizophrenic drunk rambling?" -> "Whatever APK isn't taking" - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028403 [slashdot.org] http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028425 [slashdot.org]


I'm confused, is apk trolling himself now? - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43029495 [slashdot.org]


Excellent mashup. A++. Would troll again. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3503531&cid=43037445 [slashdot.org]


Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43048291 [slashdot.org]


Best. Troll. Ever. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43044811 [slashdot.org]


I like monkeys. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43051505 [slashdot.org]


This is one of the funniest things I've ever read. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43052263 [slashdot.org]


lul wut? - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3510265&cid=43057839 [slashdot.org]


I admire this guy's persistence. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063797 [slashdot.org]


It's a big remix of several different crackpots from Slashdot and elsewhere, plus a liberal sprinkling of famous Slashdot trolls and old memes. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063881 [slashdot.org]


Tabloid newspapers have speculated for years that APK is a prominent supporter of Monsanto. Too bad we didn't believe them sooner! - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063893 [slashdot.org]


Here's a hint, check out stories like this one [slashdot.org] , where over 200 of the 247 posts are rated zero or -1 because they are either from two stupid trolls arguing endless, or quite likely one troll arguing with himself for attention. The amount of off-topic posts almost outnumber on topic ones by 4 to 1. Posts like the above are popular for trolling APK, since if you say his name three times, he appears, and will almost endlessly feed trolls. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43064383 [slashdot.org]


I love this copypasta so much. It never fails to make me smile. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3512099&cid=43069271 [slashdot.org]


^ Champion Mod parent up. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3513659&cid=43067371 [slashdot.org]


I appreciate the time cube reference, and how you tied it into the story. Well done. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3521721&cid=43094565 [slashdot.org]


The day you are silenced is the day freedom dies on Slashdot. God bless. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522191&cid=43097221 [slashdot.org]


AHahahahah thanks for that, cut-n-pasted.... Ownage! - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522219&cid=43097215 [slashdot.org]


Don't hate the player, hate the game. - http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3526293&cid=43110679 [slashdot.org]


If you're familiar with APK, the post itself is a pretty damn funny parody. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115215 [slashdot.org]


">implying it's not apk posting it" --> "I'd seriously doubt he's capable of that level of self-deprecation..." - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115337 [slashdot.org] http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115363 [slashdot.org]


No, the other posts are linked in a parody of APK [mailto] 's tendency to quote himself, numbnuts. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43116855 [slashdot.org]


The thirteenth link is broken. Please fix it. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115361 [slashdot.org]


Just ban any post with "apk", "host file", or "hosts file", as that would take care of the original apk too. The original has been shitposting Slashdot much longer & more intensively than the parody guy. Or ban all Tor exit nodes, as they both use Tor to circumvent IP bans. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3561925&cid=43216431 [slashdot.org]


Sadly this is closer to on-topic than an actual APK post is. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3561925&cid=43216225 [slashdot.org]


YOU ARE A GOD AMONG MEN. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569149&cid=43236143 [slashdot.org]


I've butted heads with APK myself, and yeah, the guy's got issues - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569173&cid=43236987 [slashdot.org]


Can I be in your quote list? - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569443&cid=43237531 [slashdot.org]


Clearly you are not an Intertubes engineer, otherwise the parent post would be more meaningful to you. Why don't YOU take your meds? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569425&cid=43238177 [slashdot.org]


+2 for style! The bolding, italicizing, and font changes are all spot-on - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569149&cid=43238479 [slashdot.org]


Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570085&cid=43243509 [slashdot.org]


APK is not really a schizophrenic fired former Windows administrator with multiple personality disorder and TimeCube/Art Bell refugee. He's a fictional character like and put forward by the same person as Goatse Guy, GNAA trolls, Dr. Bob and so forth. His purpose is to test the /. CAPTCA algorithm, which is a useful purpose. If you're perturbed by having to scroll past his screeds just set your minimum point level to 1, as his posts are pretty automatically downmodded right away. - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570085&cid=43243145 [slashdot.org]


Anyone else think that sounds like Ron Paul? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569419&cid=43242417 [slashdot.org]


I just saw APK a couple days ago. He surfaced, blew once, and submerged... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570111&cid=43245913 [slashdot.org]


You make mikael christ the pet look like an huggable teddy bear - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570111&cid=43242373 [slashdot.org]


oh man, that incredible interminable list of responses is almost as funny as the original post. This is getting to be truly epic. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247231 [slashdot.org]


"Does anyone know of an Adblock rule for this?" -> "No, but I bet there's a hosts file entry for it..." - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43246997 [slashdot.org] http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247097 [slashdot.org]


"Can a hosts file block apk's posts, though?" -> "The universe couldn't handle that much irony." - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247135 [slashdot.org] http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247219 [slashdot.org]


"That's it, I've had enough. ... Bye everyone, most of the last decade or so has been fun, but frankly, I quit." - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247225 [slashdot.org]
--> "So basically what you're saying is that you've added yourself to the HOST file?" - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247481 [slashdot.org]


Sweet baby Moses, this is beautiful work - I wish we could get trolls as good as this on TF. :) - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572629&cid=43247533 [slashdot.org]


you have a point - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247823 [slashdot.org]


I do admire that level of dedication. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247765 [slashdot.org]


[to apk] shut up you stupid cock. Everyone knows you're wrong. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43250533 [slashdot.org]


I will hand it to him, he is definitely consistent. I wish I knew how he did this. That thing is scary huge. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572629&cid=43250411 [slashdot.org]


I admire the amount of dedication you've shown - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573571&cid=43251593 [slashdot.org]


Word is, ESR buttfucks CmdrTaco with his revolver. - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573679&cid=43252957 [slashdot.org]


Hey APK, Protip: It's not the truth or value (or lack of) in your post that gets it modded into oblivion, it's the fucking insane length. In addition to TL;DR (which goes without saying for a post of such length), how about irritating readers by requiring them to scroll through 20+ screenfuls just to get to the next post. If you want to publish a short story like this, please do everyone a favor and blog it somewhere, then provide a brief summary and link to your blog. Readers intrigued by your summary will go read your blog, and everyone else will just move along at normal /. speed. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573873&cid=43255013 [slashdot.org]


Happy now - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569419&cid=43237239 [slashdot.org]


Professional. - http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43255143 [slashdot.org]


I like how this post seems to just sum up every Slashdot comment ever without actually saying anything. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574283&cid=43256029 [slashdot.org]


extremely bright - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43255855 [slashdot.org]


You provide many references, which is good. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43257043 [slashdot.org]


Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

cower in my shadow some more, feeb. you're completely pathetic.

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* :)

Ac trolls' "BIG FAIL" (quoted): Eat your words!

P.S.=> That's what makes me LAUGH harder than ANYTHING ELSE on this forums (full of "FUD" spreading trolls) - When you hit trolls with facts & truths they CANNOT disprove validly on computing tech based grounds, this is the result - Applying unjustifiable downmods to effetely & vainly *try* to "hide" my posts & facts/truths they extoll!

Hahaha... lol , man: Happens nearly every single time I post such lists (proving how ineffectual these trolls are), only showing how solid my posts of that nature are...

That's the kind of martial arts [google.com] I practice.

Re:I can create infinite TLDs using my hosts file (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260311)

Holy shit... What the hell ever happened to the "Read the rest of this comment" functionality of /.??????

To see actual results (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259249)

To see approved domain names, click on the first link, select IE Result from the Search By Field, and then select Pass from the drop down and search. Else you get a huge list of everything.

Re:To see actual results (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259433)

The 27 are (and I'm not joking), including what Google Translate makes of it:

  (= Fashion in Japanese)
  (= Group in Chinese)
  (= Network in Arabic)
  (= One shop in Chinese)
  (Kerry Hotel in Chinese)
  (Kerry in Chinese)
vermögensberater (asset consultant in German)
  (Shop in Chinese)
  (Amazon in Japanese)
  (Website in Chinese)
  (Catholic in Arabic)
  (Catholic church in Chinese)
  (Store in Japanese)
  (World in Chinese)
  (CITIC in Chinese)
  (Website in Chinese)
  (Arabs in Arabic)
  (Com in Hindi)
  (Shangri-La in Chinese)
  (Mosaic in Arabic)
  (Qtel in Arabic)
  (Gossip in Chinese)
  (Point of view in Chinese)
  (site in Russian)
  (online in Russian)
  (Great to take in Chinese)
  (Store in Chinese)

You're welcome.
Feel free to correct the translations if you're a native speaker. ;)

Re:To see actual results (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259449)

And now posted to Pastebin.com, because Slashdot can't handle awesomeness:
http://pastebin.com/tUruZvCN [pastebin.com]

I had to wait 6 minutes before I could post this, by the way. Slashdot told me:
"You must wait a little bit (6 minutes) before using this resource; please try again later."

Re:To see actual results (1)

flimflammer (956759) | about 2 years ago | (#43261663)

I really wonder why slashdot has not embraced Unicode characters yet. Seems almost embarrassing for a tech site in this day and age.

Re:To see actual results (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43263217)

They are too incompetent to implement it properly. With this Dice thing and all, I assume they could arrange the required manpower if wanted.

GTLD? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259279)


Hoarding (5, Informative)

ChrisSlicks (2727947) | about 2 years ago | (#43259305)

Of the 1930 total applications, 307 are from a single company "Donuts" (donuts.co) using a boat load of Delaware shelf companies.

Hoard much?

Re:Hoarding (1)

Megahard (1053072) | about 2 years ago | (#43259361)

I think you mean Delaware shell companies. The shells grow wild in the Delaware river so it's easy to just row out and harvest a boat load of them.

Re:Hoarding (2)

ChrisSlicks (2727947) | about 2 years ago | (#43259401)

A shelf company is a form of shell company, one that is formed and left idle (on the shelf) for later reuse after an aging period. All the shells I looked up were over 1 year old. I'm sure they have older ones in their available inventory.

The REAL list (2)

DavidClarkeHR (2769805) | about 2 years ago | (#43259385)

The actual list can be found by searching by IE results, and selecting pass. I'd post it here, but the character encoding won't display since most are english (or even english-ish).

great antispam, please try to send me some spam (1, Insightful)

Nikademus (631739) | about 2 years ago | (#43259555)

I tried to even type an email using one of those TLD in this comment and failed, now explain me how that will work under other current software implementations. This is just a big fail, like most IDN. Anyone can type [a-Z], but not most of those TLDs.

Non-ASCII (1)

loosescrews (1916996) | about 2 years ago | (#43259723)

As far as I can tell, not a single one of the new approved gTLDs can be written using standard ASCII, and only one of them can be written with Extended ASCII. While this does mean that there isn't a key on a standard US keyboard for every single letter in every one of these new gTLDs, there are (or at least a well-known key combination) in the countries which are the target market for these domains. With regard to SPAM, I think you will find that much (if not most) of it comes from non-US sources; places where they are likely to have the necessary keyboards to type at least one of these strings.

I would include the list of approved gTLDs, but Slashdot seems to filter non-ASCII characters. Here is a link [icann.org] to the list sorted sorted by status (with the approved gTLDs at the top.)

Re:Non-ASCII (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259879)

This is somewhat of an aside, but isn't there some other way to type them in that only uses ascii characters? My Googlefu has failed me but I could have sworn it was something like .zn-s48jflnc

Re:Non-ASCII (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260115)

There is something called http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Input_method widely used for those language that didn't use Latin as their alphabet (ex, Chinese / Japanese / Koren). So most of users who use those language, has no problem to type those character using standard keyboard.

Re:Non-ASCII (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260317)

I think the gp was referring to the punycode used for internationalized domain names. I believe all of them start with xn--

Re:Non-ASCII (1)

dkf (304284) | about 2 years ago | (#43261793)

As far as I can tell, not a single one of the new approved gTLDs can be written using standard ASCII

They can, provided you use the punycoded form [wikipedia.org] . It's very ugly, but works.

Re:great antispam, please try to send me some spam (3, Informative)

earthloop (449575) | about 2 years ago | (#43259955)

There are all ASCII in DNS:
Punycode [wikipedia.org]

Only IPv6 can accommodate all this (1)

unixisc (2429386) | about 2 years ago | (#43260415)

I can only see this new extension work w/ IPv6, which will probably have all the address space for such contraptions. If they try using these w/ IPv4, they'll smoke whatever is left - with NAT - and then some.

Re:Only IPv6 can accommodate all this (1)

dwye (1127395) | about 2 years ago | (#43264125)

The non-ASCII IP names do not need IPv6, and they do not use either more or less IPv4 address space. Names are orthogonal to numbers.

OTOH, I rather doubt that there is any IPv4-only DNS/bind implementation that handles unicode names, nor do I expect a getipnodebyname() that handles them, unless it is IPv6-ready, as well.

Re:Only IPv6 can accommodate all this (1)

unixisc (2429386) | about 2 years ago | (#43267863)

I know that names are orthogonal to numbers. What I meant is that if the number of TLDs are proliferated, in addition to the websites and virtual websites that exist today, then only IPv6 has the number of addresses to accommodate all of that - IPv4 doesn't. It has nothing to do w/ whether the names themselves are ASCII or Unicode.

What's wrong w/ Unicode? (1)

unixisc (2429386) | about 2 years ago | (#43260429)

Well, since the bulk of these are there to support foreign language sites, there is no way ASCII could possibly support it. Not all the internet is made for worldwide consumption. How often do you visit Mandarin or Arabic sites? But keyboards made that support Unicode would have no problems typing these.

Re:great antispam, please try to send me some spam (2)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 2 years ago | (#43261047)

Actually due to the lack of IDN a lot of Chinese sites are just numbers, e.g. 858735.com. They treat it like a phone number. Not everyone can get on with Latin characters.

Re:great antispam, please try to send me some spam (1)

dwye (1127395) | about 2 years ago | (#43264141)

Not everyone can get on with Latin characters.

But they can with Indo-arabic numerals?

Blacklists (1)

LMariachi (86077) | about 2 years ago | (#43259577)

Making this information public is kind of counterproductive (for them, not us,) as now everyone has a handy addition to paste into their spam blacklists, right after '*.info'.

Re:Blacklists (1)

dwye (1127395) | about 2 years ago | (#43264883)

Only if they can enter them into the blacklists :-)

Besides, most botnets don't have to infect these domains, as enough US PCs are infected (as are enough Western European, Japanese, Nigerian, etc.) to suffice.

Actually, I wonder if the botnets (as currently written) COULD infect these non-ASCII domain names? That might be an advantage to adding them.

list of 27 (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259667)

Would be nice to see the list of the 27 without having to do any searching.

Re:list of 27 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260423)

Miss the pastebin link given above, did you?

http://pastebin.com/tUruZvCN [pastebin.com]

ANTIVIRUS - Symantec corporation (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43259693)

Check out ANTIVIRUS tld - it's now owned by Symantec Corporation. So will any author of antivirus-related software be able to get a subdomain, or will Symantec try to confuse people by favouring their own business when approving domains? Because if so, this is no longer marketing, this is insolence. It is an attempt to obstruct people's ability to take informed decisions regarding antivirus software, in order to make people pay money to Symantec when it may not be in their best interess.

".vermögensberater"? (2, Funny)

Dr.Dubious DDQ (11968) | about 2 years ago | (#43259983)

Do people just plain never actually type URLs anymore? Where do I line up to get my "meinweltanshauungistganzherabgesetzt.vermögensberater" domain?

Re:".vermögensberater"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260167)

That's the short version. The long version was Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG

Remember that this is German. Everything needs to be at least twice as long there.

Re:".vermögensberater"? (2)

Briareos (21163) | about 2 years ago | (#43260183)

Yeah, I just threw up in my mouth a little when I read that - and I speak German as my first language and thought I could stomach everything.

Of all the words they could have chosen it absolutely has to be the sleaziest one besides "Anwalt"?

(No wait, "financial advisor" in this day and age might even surpass "lawyer" as the sleaziest one...)

Re:".vermögensberater"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43261757)

Re:".vermögensberater"? (1)

fph il quozientatore (971015) | about 2 years ago | (#43261909)


(Grammar nazi jokes coming in 5,4,...)

Re:".vermögensberater"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43263541)

Grammar Nazi.

FrosT 4ist (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260531)

Read the truth about ICANN and the DNS (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43260601)

Re:Read the truth about ICANN and the DNS (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43261421)

Blog spam.

vermoge (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#43261745)

About the hindi .com application... (1)

ashish3 (845909) | about 2 years ago | (#43263585)

I checked and it was applied by VeriSign from Switzerland. And they say, and I quote, in their application "We anticipate that the availability of the DEVANAGARI_TRANSLITERATION_OF_.COM will greatly increase the appeal and value of internationalized addresses in India. Expanding the accessibility and functionality of these domain names to users worldwide is the primary benefit of all internationalized transliterations of .com." I am ROFL, at their lack of how Indians think and work. This falls along the line of the one guys iPhone app, in app store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tamil-clock/id300552568?mt=8 [apple.com] He does have other regional clock apps also. These people have no clue about the life styles and choices of the people in those regions. Only Indians know why a tamil/hindi/sanskrit clock will never sell and why an hindi .com transliterated domain name will never fly. I will keep checking if any one ever gets a hindi .com and if any of the big names like suleka, sify and others ever care.

Re:About the hindi .com application... (1)

dwye (1127395) | about 2 years ago | (#43264239)

You don't understand. Now the India-based companies will HAVE to buy the (.com in Hindi) domain names, or let them be bought by the people who would have bought a(n) (insert_India_company_here)_sucks.com domain and have their company names primarily linked with their hater sites. More money for VeriSign.

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