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    Re:2nd level .NAMEs
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Tuesday August 26 2003, @10:31AM (#12129)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    Exactly. Additionally, with almost all surnames taken, what else are people going to register?

    I expect to see sex.name and a flurry of porn words and whatnot.

    Isn't this just their way of saying, "our business model sucked, and we're now going to try to do whatever we can to avoid going under?"

    Didn't ICANN specifically deny .PRO this request already? How is .NAME any different? .PRO's turn-down was on the basis of, "that wasn't your proposal." Well, this wasn't .NAME's proposal, either.

    I expect .PRO to be given the go-ahead to do 2nd level as well.

    ICANN has now completely thrown out anything that resembled fairness in the "testbed" process. "If your model was picked, and didn't work, just change it." How is this now a testbed? And at that, what of applicants who were turned down because ICANN didn't like the model to begin with?

    It's time to allow the remaining applicants entry to see how they will do, now that we know that this isn't a stability issue any longer. Things could not have gone worse, yet the Internet is still functioning fine. The testbed has proven that there's no risk to adding new TLDs, even when they completely fail to live up to their potential.

    Unless, of course, this is a case of protecting those already chosen from more competition...

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    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:2nd level .NAMEs by cambler
    Re:2nd level .NAMEs
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 26 2003, @06:35PM (#12130)
    Yeah, back in November 2000 I remember Esther Dyson commenting that she didn't like IOD's business model. What a know-nothing she turned out to be. She always did get too much credit for knowledge she really didn't possess. Well, when you're a trust-fund load, and never had to work for anything except spending Daddy's money, you can't possibly know first hand about business models.
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