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    RegistryPro Launches the Infamous "Sunrise Period" for .PRO | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 24 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re:red tape
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 06 2003, @06:02PM (#11577)
    "...it could do again in less than 2..."

    The models of BIZ and INFO are not going to achieve .COM registration volume after 2 years of existence...as if .NET (basically the same model)had not already proven this out. But, if .BIZ had come first and .COM was "starting over" as the new entrant, then .BIZ would have the 20M+ registrations today and .COM at about 1M after 24 months, regardless of "the number Internet users worldwide". Lots of things came together for .COM to enjoy the type of dominance that it has today. It's just one big giant database that is crying for ICANN to allow for it to become a bunch of smaller databases...smaller databases require different financial models, something .BIZ and .INFO (for example) underestimated but seemingly not a concept that has been lost to the folks at .PRO. Whether its targeted "community" believes there is value in actively participating with the TLD every year and at a unit volume that meets or exceeds ROI objectives is the burden upon the .PRO management team...which is different than saying that other interested parties could not provide better value to other targeted communities if ICANN would actively motivate such a concept and stay out of the business models behind them. In the end, the users (or "communities") will decide what is of best of value if they are allowed to. If lawyers want to migrate to a new .LAW, then .PRO is going to have to adjust by way of price, service or both to maintain its value equation and ROI objectives in the market place...the only constant that we know is that both will be smaller databases than .COM is today.
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