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    What I submitted
    by KarlAuerbach on Thursday March 31 2005, @09:31AM (#14767)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I thought that this committee had quietly ceased.

    I can't find a link to the actual report via the URL provided in the main ICANNWatch item on this thread.

    Here's a pointer to what I submitted:

    http://www.cavebear.com/rw/nrc_presentation_july_1 1_2001.ppt
    [cavebear.com]

    Ten new TLDs is still a significant artifical scarcity - it means in 100 years that we will have a mere 1300 TLDs. And that's in a system that we know can readily hold a thousand times more.

    They are proposing essentially one TLD new TLD per month - with time off for two months of holidays. But in reality it takes only a few seconds to add a new TLD to a root zone file - faster if one bothers to create a bit of automation. I can hardly see a need for the rest of the time the committee thinks is needed to add a new TLD.

    It sounds like the forces of Internet Ossification and stabilty-over-innovation wrapped in words of Uncontradictable Techno-ese have come to roost on the Internet as heavily as it came to roost on the telephone industry of the 1950's.
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    Re:What I submitted
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Friday April 01 2005, @04:49AM (#14783)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/
    Karl, it's TENS of new TLDs, not "ten". Multiple tens = anywhere from 20 - 90. Yes, that is still an artificial limit but anything over 20 is unlikely to constrain the market these days.
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      "TENS of new TLDs"
      by Anonymous on Friday April 01 2005, @07:05AM (#14784)
      "TENS of new TLDs" and 5 Registries ? 2 Each ?

      This is going to be just like the NFL and the
      NBA. The 5 Registries will all line up to
      make their first-round draft pick.

      VeryBlind takes .COM in the first round
      NewStar takes .NET
      Asilliness takes .ORG
      Esther takes .PRO
      Mike takes .XXX

      Yep, that is competition all right.
      Now, in the second round the above 5 choose again.
      [ Reply to This | Parent ]
      "anything over 20 is unlikely to constrain"
      by Anonymous on Saturday April 02 2005, @08:04AM (#14788)
      At this stage of the game, why would anyone with
      an ounce of clue be suggesting that people allow
      ICANN to get their claws on a TLD ?

      Do you really want to see ICANN ruin 20 TLDs at
      a time ?

      ICANN was created by the U.S. Government to do
      some market trials, not to become a regulator
      operated by a bunch of Jon Postel groupies.
      Those days are over. Go find a naive country
      if you want to play that game.

      Please allow new TLDs to grow and old TLDs to
      be RE-LAUNCHED. Allow the second-level name
      owners from the market trials to migrate if
      they want or fade away. They can choose.

      Think of it like broadcast TV and cable TV.
      Some stations may migrate and some may not.
      New channels will also emerge. ICANN will not
      be helpful in any of those evolutions. Consumers
      will drive demand, not ICANN, via regulated supply.
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