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    Re:Have a lottery for slots, not an auction for na
    by SimonHiggs on Saturday March 22 2003, @07:51PM (#11366)
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    I just realized I posted too much of Dave Crocker's quote. The lottery idea is wrong too since it too flies in the face of RFC1591.

    Mea Culpa.
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    Re:Have a lottery for slots, not an auction for na
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Saturday March 29 2003, @10:11AM (#11397)
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    Karl:
    The problem with auctioning slots is that two or more winners might choose the same name after winning the auction. What then? In effect, you would have to have a second auction to decide who wins. Which is exactly what we propose. In practical terms, I don't see much difference between what you say here and what we propose, except that there is more clarity in our proposal (i.e., you know what names people plan to introduce).

    Another problem is that you can't let say, me,
    win the auction and then choose .aol. There has to be room for an IP challenge I would think.

    Regarding lotteries, our proposal did include a set-aside of 10 names per year, restricted to noncommercial or Lesser Developed Countries, which would be assigned by random selection rather than auction.
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