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    The Insiders Changed Their Lies About the Limits
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 31 2005, @08:15AM (#14763)
    Everyone knows that the legacy root servers could
    handle millions of TLDs. The insiders lied about
    that. When challenged, they changed their lies
    and pointed to the "limits of the ICANN legal
    staff" to negotiate and draft contracts.

    TLDs are no longer interesting. ICANN has helped
    to destroy any demand. Consumers polled in
    market research surveys desire a .COM name no
    matter how ugly it is. They could not even find
    a .INFO name when asked over and over to type
    the name into a browser. They kept adding .COM.
    .ORG makes no sense to them and they rarely
    see a need for .NET which they assume is their
    ISP.

    In the mid-90s, if thousands of TLDs had been
    allowed by the IANA dictator Jon Postel, the
    world would now be a better place. Instead,
    you now get to attempt to work around the mess
    that Postel left behind in Joe Sim's hands.

    .COM is pretty much it. The world starts over.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:The Insiders Changed Their Lies About the Limit
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Thursday March 31 2005, @08:58AM (#14765)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    Hogwash.

    Customers still want .Web, and I remain willing to risk my own time and money on that premise.

    The great thing about an open market is that we don't have to argue this point - we can simply find out, and the only risk is to me and my company.

    I've been waiting ten years now.

    --
    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:The Insiders Changed Their Lies About the Limit
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday March 31 2005, @08:27PM (#14778)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I'm doing pretty well with my sites, where I go out of my way to avoid using .com addresses (my sites aren't primarily commercial). I've got .info, .org, and .name sites that are getting decent traffic.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
      "I go out of my way to avoid using .com"
      by Anonymous on Friday April 01 2005, @02:05AM (#14779)
      "I go out of my way to avoid using .com"

      Have you spent any money doing market research ?
      Have you watched focus-group interviews ?

      Are you aware that the average American really
      believes that the U.S. Department of COMmerce
      runs .COM and NOT Verisign ?

      Have you seen the technology that **removes** .COM from Verisign's control ?

      Do you think for one minute that ICANN and
      Verisign want to see the .COM revenues vanish ?

      Will ICANN be the big hero and rescue Verisign
      by taking the first 75 cents of the .COM
      revenue and then **out-sourcing** the .COM
      operations to five vendors to run part of
      the Registry ?

      Why didn't ICANN select ALL five of the .NET
      bidders to EACH run two .NET Registry servers
      in thin-mode ? and EACH take a piece of the
      action the way ICANN did ?
      [ Reply to This | Parent ]


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