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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: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.
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