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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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