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    Re:Read 'em & Weep, Folks ...
    by Anonymous on Saturday March 06 2004, @04:27PM (#13108)
    "Oh, that's right, I forgot. A magic force field is going to prevent them from snapping up all the good WLS subscriptions en masse the day that WLS is made available."

    No John, no magic force there. However, there's plenty of room for positioning at WLS startup. True, those who try to pay all the bills buying and selling domains will do their homework and procure WLS slots for names potentially expiring within weeks or months. But they're initially less likely to go after names potentially expiring further down the road (1 year and beyond). There just aren't THAT many players. That will leave days, weeks, or months before WLS slots are sold for all decent names. That gives a whole lot more folks a chance at a WLS slot for a decent name. You're right, it will happen just like the .info landrush. I was part of that landrush, and was able to procure decent names from day-one through several weeks. In fact, I procured decent names (not resales) several months after landrush.


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    Re:Read 'em & Weep, Folks ... by Anonymous
    Re:Read 'em & Weep, Folks ...
    by PageHowe on Saturday March 06 2004, @06:29PM (#13115)
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    some of the names are already gone.

    next registration rights have been sold by network solutions for six months.

    i tested it by buying the next registration on home.com....and got it.

    oh i hope that original registratnt lets it drop...ha,ha - of course for $100 any registrant could buy the next ten years and never have to worry... thats the way registrars will probably market todays decision, encourage max time period registrations.

    the 3 letters are already gone i belive, i would bet the top 3000 dictionary words are gone too.

    anyone else try to get a next registration rights name? it appears verisign has to give 90 days notice so i cant see how even looking at recent expires makes sense becuase they'll be expired before the new system starts.

    the hubub over the whole plan has left the details to verisign, i can't help but think that means a tilted playing field ..i just dont know which way.

    Anybody have any thoughts.

    Page Howe
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