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    Keith Teare's Iconoclastic Take on the SiteFinder Report | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 21 comments | Search Discussion
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    The Marketplace Clearly Favors THIN over FAT
    by Anonymous on Monday July 26 2004, @05:15AM (#14037)
    The Marketplace Clearly Favors THIN over FAT .COM and .NET are both THIN. .BIZ is FAT
    Compare the total numbers. People do not want
    centralized (FAT) solutions. Registrars are
    more protected in a THIN approach. The Registrars
    sell .COM and .NET. The .BIZ FAT "concept" has not
    proven to be desirable. Regulators and
    governments may be fooled into thinking FAT
    is what they want, but consumers are not fooled.
    Consumers see right thru the centralized, FAT,
    heavy-handed regulation (accreditation)
    approach. Look at the Registrar and Reseller
    situation, there are many Resellers that are
    much larger than some of the Registrars who
    also just happen to be FAT-advocates.

    ICANN is FAT, the world prefers THIN.


    http://www.icann.org/tlds/biz4/TLDPolicyPropbiz.ht m
    [icann.org]

    "Concept to be proven: That the fat registry model will provide solutions to many of the existing administrative and security issues with .com.

    A competitive registry environment—The JVTeam registry will represent the next step forward in the evolution of TLD registry operations. The solution will draw on JVTeam’s extensive experience in database management, domain name services, channel management, registry and registrar experience, policy administration, and the provision of high transaction software and infrastructure. This unique skill set and experience enables the JVTeam to understand the existing issues in the single registry environment and innovate in all key areas including better adapted functionality, better service standards, increased reliability, effective marketing and business development. The result in all this for the consumer is the ability to choose a domain name backed up by a registry capable of delivering these improvements."
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    The Marketplace Clearly Favors THIN over FAT by Anonymous


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