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    .BIZ set to be RE-LAUNCHED
    by Anonymous on Monday April 04 2005, @09:54AM (#14805)
    .TRAVEL is in the early stages of market tests.
    A market test is not the same as a market trial.

    .BIZ on the other hand has a few supporters.
    .BIZ is set to be RE-LAUNCHED. That means
    that all of the .BIZ market-trial participants
    can re-register in the real .BIZ servers.

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    I don't think there was a "secret deal"
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday April 05 2005, @04:41PM (#14808)
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    With regard to the assertion that there was a "secret deal at least as early as 2001" - I was on ICANN's Board of Directors in 2001. During my term I do not remember that there ever was any discussion of .travel during that time. Of course, ICANN does have its inner sanctum - the Executive Committee of the Board - to which I was not privy. Nor were the acts of "staff" particularly visible to the board.

    In other words, what I am saying is that I don't think there was any such "secret deal" at the Board Level. Although I don't think it likely, in fact I consider it highly unlikely, I do not have any information to rule out conclusively any understanding by other elements of ICANN.

    Nevertheless I had a general impression, based on more of a feeling than on concrete events and facts, that if any new TLD was going to be approved by ICANN, it would be .travel - In other words, although I could not point to it, I did have a sense that the skids for launching .travel were well lubricated.
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