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    The Law of Unintended Effects
    by jberryhill on Thursday August 21 2003, @03:43AM (#12104)
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    "Also, the risk that the registrant will redeem the name after deletion is so small as to be negligible. Of all the names for which a registrar sends the delete command, only a very small percentage of them are subsequently redeemed during the redemption grace period."

    This is a prediction in the category of "things which assume that a change here won't cause a change there".

    If the WLS becomes the only drop-catching method, then you can certainly expect to see an appreciable increase in redemptions. With multiple methods available, drop-catchers are more willing to use competing methods than they are to attempt to contact the soon-to-be-non-registrant and work out a deal to induce that registrant to exercise its redemption right. But, reader, seeing that a name is in redemption status, and also seeing that the WLS slot is taken, what would *you* do if you really wanted that domain name?

    (And, if you are one of the folks who still believes that "normal people" will have a better chance at playing the WLS game than they do under the current system, then sit on your hands. You are disqualified from attempting to predict rational economic behavior.)
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