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    You And Your Customers
    by Anonymous on Saturday March 20 2004, @09:27AM (#13221)
    cambler says: " ...what I'd really like to see is ICANN say, "If you meet the technical and business criteria, you're in.""

    Keep dreamin'. No way will ICANN say that, nor should they. Dealing with losers like .pro and .name waste ICANN resources (lawyers, staff, etc.), not to mention the lack of demand for names in those extensions.

    It's funny how those most vigorously encouraging ICANN to award new TLDs to anyone who meets minimum technical criteria are either registry owners/operators or their customers who hold arguably worthless "registrations". I don't see the public clamoring for new gTLDs.

    Better make .WEB sponsored, if you want any chance at all. Go ahead, just do it. Make it sponsored, then just change the gameplan a year or two down the road. That much we know you can get away with.

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    Whoa, slow down there big boy
    by Anonymous on Saturday March 20 2004, @05:51PM (#13227)
    A certain evaluation is OVERDUE!
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    No .web application
    by Anonymous on Monday March 22 2004, @10:50AM (#13237)
    I didn't see an application filed for .web? Why not?
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    What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Monday March 22 2004, @12:43PM (#13239)
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    I suppose some of this is due to the fact that this application round (and I suspect most all future rounds, assuming there are any) is restricted to sponsored gTLDs but still... Did the MdR2k round go that badly that few still want to try? ICANN must be choked that they're not getting a similar windfall to last time, so I bet we won't see any rebate, and I suspect they will OK most of the applicants so they can at least make money from future registration fees.

    Aside from that, my first impressions are that .mail looks interesting as an anti-spam tool, as will be who gets .tel (unless ICANN does a Solomon like they did with .web, but like I say they'd probably prefer more cashflow). And this just goes to show that there should be some sort of taxonomy to TLD strings (and I know I am in a small minority with that opinion), whichever of these TLD strings are approved will just further confuse the end user. -g

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