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    Very interesting
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Tuesday July 08 2003, @10:22PM (#11905)
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    I am not very surprised. What I find very interesting is that the few applicants in the first 'round' of selections who specifically declined to have a sunrise provision were immediately dismissed.

    The .WEB application by IO Design, if I recall, correctly _predicted_ these problems in advance, as part of their rejection of sunrise.

    At every turn, ICANN's decisions, and the decisions and behaviours of the 'winners' are proven to be mistakes. When will ICANN remedy this by allowing more honest and ethical competition, I wonder?

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    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday July 09 2003, @03:28PM (#11911)
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    The article claims that:
    It has been authoritatively estimated that some 0.000269% of domain name registrations result from attempted cybersquatting
    and provides a link to an ICANN forum post by Dr. Mueller. In fact that is not at all what was claimed, the linked to quote actually states:
    Currently, trademark-disputed registrations are filed at a rate approximately 0.000269 of monthly domain name registrations.
    which is an entirely different thing. Further, I don't know that Dr. Mueller is claiming to be an authoritative source on this, and if he is, there are other sources I consider more authoritative who put cybersquatting rates much higher.

    This article does seem to show quite clearly that there is no great demand (and apparently little need) for new relatively open and undifferentiated gTLDs. -g

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    Re:Adding To That ...
    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:YOUR Gross Distortions
    by JeffD on Friday July 11 2003, @08:05AM (#11930)
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    You are incorrect.

    Michael Palage was, for example, the Chief Policy Officer for ICM Registry which applied to be the registry of the porn-based .xxx TLD.

    The Palage is described in their application as one of the 2 founders of the company - which was formed in June 1999.

    ICANN's Working Group B - which Palage chaired, and appeared, at times, to be its only member - began its life around this time and its final report was issued one year later.

    The Palage was was also directly involved with two other registry submissions.

    Jeff Davies
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