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    New gTLDs ICANN Survey
    posted by jon on Wednesday June 30 2004, @10:52AM

    PageHowe writes "Here's the random survey I received today; I ponder whether this is an appropriate use of whois data. My personal feeling: it's the least successful and easiest way for the consultant to say they have evaluated the new tld process from two years ago.

    Here's the email:


    As a registrant of a domain name in one of the new top level domains (".aero", ".biz", ".coop", ".info", ".museum", ".name", and ".pro"), we hope that you will be willing to fill out a short survey to help guide policy development concerning the creation of further new domain names.

    ICANN (the "Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers") is the organization responsible for overseeing the allocation of new domain names, and it has commissioned an independent study to evaluate the way the new domains have been used. A set of domain names was randomly selected; your domain, "XXXXXXXXXXXX.info", was one of those.

    The survey is short (about a dozen questions), and simple. If you would like to provide your feedback, please go to the following URL:"

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    Please provide the link
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday June 30 2004, @04:28PM (#13835)
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    Despite being a multiple registrant in the relevant registries I've yet to receive any such survey. That could be because they're just doing a randomized (or otherwise chosen) portion of the databases so as to cut down on the whack of data, or it could be because something funny is going on.

    I fail to see any mention of the survey on icann.org, I wonder if this is being done by some outside firm under contract to ICANN (or not), hence the request for the link. -g

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    I require people to pay me to answer questionaires
    by KarlAuerbach on Wednesday June 30 2004, @05:19PM (#13836)
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    I figure that people who send out these questionaires are getting paid, and the raw ore they are mining are my opinions. So I figure that I ought to get a cut of the action.

    I'll answer such a questionaire if they pay me. (And yes, some marketing research organizations do, in fact, pay.)

    [There have been several market research and political polling professionals in my family over the last couple of decades so I am familiar with how it is done by many different organizations, including some of the biggest and best.]

    As it is, when I gave my personal info to get a registration in .biz or .info there was no intention for that information to be used for any purpose beyond that of consumating and perfecting the business transaction and subsequent billing and renewal.

    For that information to be used for surveys regardng other new TLDs is a misuse of that data, it is an improper interference with my privacy rights and interferes with my business relationship with the registrar and registry that I have been working with and to whom I gave my personal information.

    Clearly, those who did the survey don't have a clue about what constitutes privacy. One can only wonder how they could possibly have the sophistication to write good questions, much less how to comprehend and consolidate the answers.
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    ICANN Survey
    by gpmgroup on Thursday July 01 2004, @01:31PM (#13844)
    User #3785 Info | http://www.gpmgroup.com/
    We received one and I filled it out.

    The questions were pretty general, nothing innocuous, mainly trying to establish the motivation behind registering the new TLDs i.e. defensive or for new sites etc.

    Seemed fair enough didn't take very long to answer and I thought it was good that ICANN was was taking the time to ask individual users.
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