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    Re:ICANN blamed for the delay
    by dmehus on Saturday December 20 2003, @11:31AM (#12756)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    Me either, Chris. And, what's really sad, is RegistryPro is owned by Register.com so you think they'd sort of have an idea how a registry works and how domain name registrations/deletions are handled. So you'd think they could get off the ground pretty quickly.

    Yet MuseDoma or dotCooperation, with virtually no domain name registry or registrar experience, were able to launch on-time...

    My suspicion is RegistryPro is embarrassed to launch because their goal of one million registrations in the first year is astronomical, let alone unachievable. I think the rumour they don't want to be embarrassed when they have less than .name did in its first year (less than 90,000) is much more believable. ;)

    Cheers,
    Doug
    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .WEB As A Sponsored TLD
    by Anonymous on Sunday December 21 2003, @04:45AM (#12758)
    I don't understand why .WEB couldn't fit the criteria for a sponsored TLD. It's very specific. The fact that it would be relevant to millions of netizens shouldn't disqualify it from consideration as a sponsored TLD.

    Just limit the registrations to those individuals, companies, non-profits, and government entities with a bonafide WEB PRESENCE.
    Bingo, there you go.

    How focused is the criteria for sTLDs? In other words, does the extension need to have anemic projected registration numbers in order to qualify for "sponsorship"?

    What? You need a few more restrictions on an extension before it can be considered "sponsored"?
    Okay, here are some:
    - Minium age of registrant requirement (14 yrs? 17?)
    - Registrant surcharged for domains resolving nowhere. (Parking page or "under construction" okay).
    - Registrant must show identification, with contact information verified, before using the domain name. Just like ammunition or weapons sales, or when you rent a car ... you must show a driver's license. (Actually, this would be a great way for domain holders to be held accountable for spam, illegal content, etc.).
    This restriction/requirement alone would create a more viable space than currently found in .com.

    Run with it Chris, or something like it. ICANN will probably keep you waiting another 3 to 5 years (or more) before approving another gTLD. The writing is on the wall, ICANN wants restricted, sponsored TLDs. Okay, so tailor .WEB for that system. As seen with .pro and .name, after you are awarded the TLD, you can always change the evolution of the extension on-the-fly.

    IOD Customer
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