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    Re:Not the first time....
    by GeorgeK on Saturday February 21 2004, @01:20PM (#13017)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    Nice troll....maybe sign your name next time?

    It wasn't "speculators" (and are you trying to suggest speculators don't dominate SnapNames' client list -- get a clue as to why they stopped publishing their "Hot 100" list, as it was dominated by pros) alone who were against WLS. A CONSENSUS of constituencies voted it down. Do Speculators dominate the Non-Commercial Constituency? Do they dominate the ISP Constituency? Do they dominate the Business Constituency? Do they dominate the ccTLD registries? Go back and read the vote of the Names Council [dnso.org]:

    Item 3: Wait Listing Service - report and vote to adopt .......
    "Philip Sheppard moved for a vote of adoption for the report as a
    15 voted in favour, 3 voted against (the members of the gTLD
    constituency) 1 abstention (IPC). Greg Ruth was absent, no proxy given.
    The motion carried with a greater than two-thirds majority making this
    a consensus policy recommendation of the DNSO. This reflected the vote
    within the task force itself on the recommendations.
    Decision 3: Report adopted"

    The proponents of WLS are a self-interested minority, the VeriSign registry and its pals. To see this, let's have a WLS with the wholesale price at $1 per domain name --- do you really think that cannot be done, if it was open to public tender?

    The hypocrisy is your own, Mr. Anonymous Coward. Next time you bring up the "speculators" argument (even SnapNames uses that phrase on their website), publish a list of ALL domains caught by SnapNames clients, and their identities. Or, to save you some time, go back and look at the archived Hot 100 [dnso.org] analyzed in the past.
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    Re:Not the first time....
    by Anonymous on Saturday February 21 2004, @02:45PM (#13018)
    Of course most Snapnames clients are speculators ... nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with WLS either. Most WLS customers will be speculators, but the field will include many more speculators, something GeorgeK wouldn't likely appreciate.
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