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    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Tuesday March 23 2004, @10:37AM (#13245)
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    Which makes me wonder why it's such a bad idea? The Basques and Galacians didn't apply. Why not? Should we penalize an apparently well-organized group of Catalan-speakers just because everyone else might apply?

    And what if they do? We've already determined that the root can support many more TLDs than there would be expected registries. The cost of a registry (not to mention the application fee) means that you're not going to get everyone with a 486 in their basement applying.

    Meet a reasonable technical criteria, and do your best. The proof of concept has shown that even in the face of (alleged) mismanagement and terrible business decisions the Internet keeps running.

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    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants by cambler
    Re:What a tepid bunch of new TLD applicants
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Tuesday March 23 2004, @12:13PM (#13250)
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    The problem that I have with your position is simply that you put down .cat becuase there aren't any better (in your opinion) proposals.

    It's not the fault of the .cat proposal that they're mixed in with a bunch of seconds (your words).

    Rather than claim that .cat sucks, why not rail against those (better) proposals that weren't made? Better, rail that the really good ones aren't sponsored, and that ICANN needs to rapidly start the process of finishing up the 40-or-so waiting applicants from 2000, and then open it up to more?

    With that said, there are a few in this round that I genuinely like.

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