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    Re: what is wrong with restricted TLDs?
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 21 2002, @06:53AM (#156)
    There's nothing wrong with them.

    But there are 40 first-round applicants, many of them for gTLDs, waiting. To deny them approval now is unfair, possibly even against antitrust law. And this isn't even to mention those companies who chose to wait until further rounds to apply.

    To restrict entry to only restricted TLDs now gives a huge advantage to the few gTLDs already out there, and closes off the market to competition. That won't stand.

    Now, if you're recommending that we remove all gTLDs (.com, .info, .net, .org, .biz, and probably also .pro), and only use restricted TLDs, then I'll listen. But you're going to have a hell of a time convincing all of the .com holders to change. Start with aol.com, would you?
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