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    Re: More Congressional Pressure for New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Monday August 13 2001, @09:16AM (#1808)
    I don't speculate. But your comment concerns me. Would you endorse the manditory ceasation of speculation in real estate? How about antique cars? Speculation in stocks? How about speculation in old comic books and baseball cards?

    Explain the fundamental difference between these fields and domain speculation?

    Why can't a person own 25 domains? Or 400? Or 2,000, if he is using them in one fashion or another? Would you call this kind of warehouse registration equivalent to speculation? Even if it is for the purpose of development?

    What about the person who owns 500 .coms, and has each and every one developed with information and portal services? Is that legit? Mind you, assume they are all perfectly generic domains. No cybersquatting here. Is it legit?

    Now assume someone comes along and offers this domain holder $10,000 for XYZ.com? Would you have a law in place that would make it illegal for the transaction to take place, even though both are willing participants?

    Please spell out your vision a bit better, because if it is to be written in as restrictive law, there has to be specific guidelines, clauses, provisions, clarifications, qualifications and the like. Then I would imagine some people would like to see precedents in other industries, for the kind of restrictions you would mandate in the domain industry.

    Nothing too Nazi-esque, now.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: So speculators are the only porblem?
    by Anonymous on Monday August 13 2001, @10:18AM (#1811)
    Speculation reflects the human nature.
    They exist one way or another. As long as
    the domain value is there, eyes are always
    wide open. If the eyes are not yours, must
    be someone else.

    To stop speculation, you better eliminate the
    domain value. One way can achieve that goal,
    that is open up as many new TLDs as possible.
    So many domain names are there, no one would like
    to buy any domain names from speculators any more.

    Then think of another angle. The more TLDs are opened
    up, the more confusion will be caused. The trademark
    lawyers will be the only beneficiary. No Offense to
    ICANNwatch.org lawyers or law professionals. I know
    you guys are great.

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