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    Re: Umm
    by RFassett on Wednesday July 03 2002, @07:04AM (#7591)
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    agreed, competition can be cruel....without it, we have seen just how well the consumer has been represented in the TLD sprectrum. Exactly where is this accountability to the consumer at the registry level? Verisign and their delete procedures? Afilias with their LR1, LR2 etc etc? Neulevel and their .biz lottery scheme? They each get away with this stuff because alternative options do not exist for the consumer nor is there a plan in place to allow for it. Funny how after years and years Verisign is motivated to clean-up their delete procedures upon new registries to the market place...think they would be otherwise? (note that Verisign argues they should be allowed to offer ancillary services like WLS because of the existence of competition) It's really not rocket science yet people continue to want to argue that domain name addressing is a point of failure thus entirely absolved of basic market competitive practices. Pointing to how registries are today also more accountable to consumers as support vs. otherwise is quite a stretch of logic. Maybe there should exist only one or two ISP's for the world as this is certainly a potential point of failure for any given Internet consumer at any given time. I now, domain addressing is "different"...sure.
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