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    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday July 09 2003, @06:46AM (#11909)
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    ICANN wanted a TLD to compete with .COM, and Afilias attempted to steal .WEB to do that. Had they been successful, it is likely that .WEB, under Afilias, might have had a very different outcome than has.INFO. For those who appreciate justice, Afilias thankfully did not get .WEB.

    Perhaps it is time for ICANN to try again at creating competition for .COM, and do it right this time by giving the pioneer applicant a go.

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    Re:Adding To That ... by PeterBarron
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    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 09 2003, @11:36AM (#11910)
    If Afilias had successfully been awarded .WEB instead of .INFO, the end result would be similar, that is, a gTLD relatively no users, and a registry mired in controversy and mistrust. Afilias would have tarnished any new gTLD. .INFO is actually a good, logical extension. Too bad ICANN decided they could trust a bunch of registrars to own and operate a single registry. There are lots of registrar-owners of Afilias, enough so no single registrar-owner burdens enough responsibility to "do the right thing". I remember Ken Stubbs was spokesman for Afilias back in November 2000, successfully convincing the Keystone-Cop-like ICANN Directors that Afilias was god's gift to the DNS. I like the fact that Afilias wasn't even a real company when it was awarded a new gTLD. No kidding, they became a company after they won. It was like: "Don't worry, we can become a company later.", or some similar nonsense. Well, the bad judgement really shows now. Is Nancy Victory the dumbest chick on the planet, or what?
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