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    Re:ICANN Board Correct Here
    by Anonymous on Friday May 02 2003, @12:14PM (#11554)
    "You seriously believe that relatively naive prospective domain name registrants are going to understand WLS, and are going to squeeze out competition from people who follow the system closely?" No, I don't believe naive registrants are going to understand WLS ... they don't have to. Verisign will undoubtedly make it extreeeeemely simple for ANYONE to use WLS. In fact, potential registrants will probably be automatically prompted to buy WLS service anytime a domain shows "taken". They'll make it simple, idiot-proof. Naive registrants won't have to understand it. They'll know it's an affordable way to be first in line for a particular domain ... that's all they really need to know. Then just click on "Buy WLS Service For This Domain", and forget. That's it, just click and forget. There's a lot to be said for the power of naive registrants. Naive registrants keep overpriced registrars like Register.com and Netsol afloat. Naive registrants need not know about GoDaddy or DirectNic. Mr. Berryhill is correct, WLS will be a boon to speculators, but the playing field of speculators will also include growing numbers of naive registrants. And I ain't just-a-woofin'!
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