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    Re:ICANN Board Correct Here
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Saturday May 03 2003, @09:45AM (#11557)
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    "All the good snaps are taken?" Last time I checked, Snapnames wasn't getting all of the expired domain names. If the good snaps are taken, you can try with any of a number of other registrars who attempt to register dropped names.

    This is competition. WLS is a monopoly offering.


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    Re:ICANN Board Correct Here
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday May 05 2003, @09:57AM (#11564)
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    Do you think so? You know, they have auctions for property all the time, and land can go for hundreds of thousands of pounds per parcel. It seems to me such auctions like that exclude those who cannot afford bidding wars for land.

    Nobody ever said that free markets had to be fair to everyone. That, my friend, would be Communism.

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    Re:ICANN Board Correct Here
    by jberryhill on Tuesday May 06 2003, @01:26PM (#11575)
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    You don't seem to understand that your chance of getting a WLS slot on a valuable name is less than winning a bidding contest on Namewinner. Now, just what do you think the lucky owner of that WLS slot is going to do?

    Answer: Either auction the domain name off to the highest bidder or auction the WLS slot itself off to the highest bidder.

    My other question for you is why on earth should people without much money get valuable domain names? Why is it "not really fair" that someone without two dimes to rub together should get a good intuitive domain name... so that he can then get cheap hosting, lousy design service and put up a crummy web site?

    There is a reason that names like "lawyers.com" go to organizations that have lots of money, and rightfully so. It is the same reason that the best timberland belongs to lumber companies, the best farmland is used for farming, and the worst real estate is used for landfills and industrial plants. These things don't happen by accident.

    Oh my goodness - people with money get better stuff than people who don't have money! Somebody call the fairness police.

    I'll make it clear again - I have no axe to grind and do not care one way or another whether WLS is implemented. It is bleedingly obvious that WLS will not change the economic facts of life, and I find the delusion that it will to be fascinating.
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