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04|01|2007 03:35 am EDT

Hasta La Vista .CA !

by Adam Strong in Categories: April 1, Featured

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is attempting to push through legislation that will strip the .CA domain extension from Canada and allow the State of California exclusive rights to the domain. Schwarzenegger spokesperson, Arnold Smotcher said “Everyone knows that CA stands for California.” The State estimates billions of dollars in economic impact in internet users confusing Canada with California “This abuse of our namesake has got to stop. This is a clear violation of all international trade agreements.”

California legislators have issued a proposal to ICANN to immediately push through approval of the new domain extension .EH. Canadian officials have taken appeals before NAFTA arbitration boards to block the measures. The WTO is scheduled to convene special hearings in April to determine the appropriate measures needed to be taken to insure global trade stability.

Canadian domainer Dan Cera who has testified in recent hearings was quoted as saying “The Terminator thinks he can just waltz in here and crush everything we have built. Well I’m not going to sit back and take it ! ” Schwarzenegger staff cited recent search data which demonstrated that Internet users were looking for Yahoo.ca and Google.ca nearly 3 million times per month. “Everyone knows those are Californian companies. It’s quite obvious that is what people are looking for when they add .ca.” said reps from the Governor’s office.

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7 Comments

Desperate Domainer

April 1, 2008 @ 6:42 am EDT

Ha ha ha. Good one and happy April fools!

Marie Prentice

April 1, 2008 @ 8:41 am EDT

HA HA… the new Canadian domain extension .EH, that is hilarious!

Kindha

April 1, 2008 @ 9:02 am EDT

If we Canadians get .EH, surely you Americans will jump on .HUH. ;)

Wicked funny April Fool’s Day edition!

Ron

April 1, 2008 @ 12:31 pm EDT

I have to say I was fooled. It’s been years since someone got me.

Ron :)

Leanne Carroll

April 1, 2008 @ 2:49 pm EDT

yeah I fell for it too. lol

Leanne

adrian keys

April 1, 2008 @ 8:30 pm EDT

Very well concealed. If it was not for my eyes jumping all over the page and seeing the comments I would have been a goner…

Jim

April 11, 2008 @ 10:04 pm EDT

Great .gag! ;)

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