While browsing through friends of friends LJ lists, I happened upon cambler. He tried to establish the .web TLD (top level domain) a few years ago, not long after NSI was granted the right to charge for .com, .net, and .org registrations. In general, I think it's unfortunate that he didn't succeed. I think he approached the entire issue fairly and with an intent to try to do the "right thing." In some ways, I think his quest was doomed to failure. I'd write more about why, but I'm too tired. Maybe later. But if you have time and are at all interested in that aspect of the history of the Internet, I'd encourage you to read his onthenet blog, where he discusses his continued fight to establish the .web TLD, and other Internet governance-related issues.
Knight Ruppert is getting a bit better. I just have to keep plugging away at it.