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    Confused
    by BenEdelman on Wednesday July 03 2002, @05:11PM (#7617)
    User #3219 Info | http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/edelman
    On the problem of defensive registrations (to the extent that folks see it as a problem -- i.e. putting .COM holders to some trouble and expense), see the quote from my first message in this thread:


    ... adding many new TLDs at once may be different from adding just a few at a time -- may have less defensive registrations, in particular, since defensive registrations become excessively costly (and therefore impossible) in a 1000-TLD world.


    I take it this is precisely what you're thinking. So it sounds like perhaps we agree.

    On the "problem" (again, to the extent that you believe it is one or see it as one) of allegedly relatively low usage of the new TLDs, I wrote:


    But if no one is much using .BIZ, as my examination suggests, then what is anyone going to do with TLDs like .w7k or .nuy6? So it's hard to think that new TLDs of this sort will address whatever problems remain with .COM's market power, the single .COM registry, etc.


    This still seems to me right -- though I as yet have no particular data to support this claim. Would like to quantify it, and demonstrate its truth or falsity, if I can in some way figure out how to go about doing so.
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    Re: Confused
    by RFassett on Friday July 05 2002, @02:04PM (#7655)
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    Ben:

    you are correct that a study can not be done, nor has one been done, to quantify that the registrant of freemovietheatertickets.com (resolving site) would not be motivated to purchase - at retail - freetickets.movie. Thank you.

    Ray
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