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    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Tuesday March 23 2004, @12:13PM (#13250)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    The problem that I have with your position is simply that you put down .cat becuase there aren't any better (in your opinion) proposals.

    It's not the fault of the .cat proposal that they're mixed in with a bunch of seconds (your words).

    Rather than claim that .cat sucks, why not rail against those (better) proposals that weren't made? Better, rail that the really good ones aren't sponsored, and that ICANN needs to rapidly start the process of finishing up the 40-or-so waiting applicants from 2000, and then open it up to more?

    With that said, there are a few in this round that I genuinely like.

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    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants by cambler
    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Tuesday March 23 2004, @01:58PM (#13257)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    A priority? A priority over what?

    If you approve all 10 applications (resolving the .tel issue), there are no priorities involved.

    If these proposals meet minimum, acceptable criteria, they should be approved. Period.

    And then move on to the remaining applications from 2000 using the same criteria.

    There is no reason to deny ANYONE at this point. Unless you're someone who believes in protecting the value of existing registries, or want to drag out the old, "the users will be confused" argument that's been kicked around since before this all began.

    No, at this point there's no reason to maintain artificial scarcity.

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