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    Re: New alternate root scam? The Mobile TLD
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday June 12 2002, @06:09AM (#7115)
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    Of course not. It's not in the root servers yet. Nobody advertises New.Net sites either, as far as I can see. But that doesn't change the fact that IOD's plan and application has been a model for how a new registry should be. ICANN chose its friends rather than the truly deserving applicants, and that's a fact.

    ++Peter
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    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday June 12 2002, @06:54AM (#7123)
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    I believe you misinterpreted what I said. IOD's technical plan was identical to Afilias's. I still believe it was a sound plan. The problem falls in that Afilias didn't implement the plan they said they were going to do. On technical merit, both proposals were sound. Had Afilias kept their promise, things might have been different.

    The same hurdles that IOD would have encountered would only apply to the marketing and advertising, as you suggest. As Afilias has done next to no advertising, a comparison is impossible. Anything that IOD might have done would have been an improvement.

    The other item to consider, if I read the applications correctly, is that Afilias relied on its registrars to make the substantial monitary contribution to advertising and marketing, while IOD had their own money in the bank. As the market crumbled, I sincerely doubt that those registrar contributions poured in. That might explain why I've only heard of one .INFO advertisement, over in Germany.

    As for names registered to insiders, I have no idea. Can you point out a few?

    ++Peter
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