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    Re: Honest Queston: How many new gTLDs do we need
    by Gregory_Krajewski on Saturday November 10 2001, @08:44AM (#3521)
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    What do restaraunt's , newspapers and religion have to do with TLDs?

    If I want the USA today paper, I go and buy one. IF I want to to McDonald's, I go no where to find one. IF I practice christianity, I can go to any church I like. If your counterpoint to mine is that diversity in TLDs is better than just having a few, well then you missed my point.

    My question I posed to everyone is: How many TLDs do we need?? My point is if you have too many you risk causing the "duplicative effect" (krajewski, 2001)......To borrow your theme if I am new to a town, and I like McDonald hamburgers...which place do I go to....As we no, not all have the same quality standards....Imagine 50 McDonald's on the same street...which one would you go to???

    My suggestion for you Mr Annonymous is to not hand me any more ammunition!

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    Re: Honest Queston: How many new gTLDs do we need by Gregory_Krajewski
    Re: Honest Queston: How many new gTLDs do we need
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 10 2001, @08:47AM (#3523)
    Your extension of my analogy doesn't work. If there are 50 McDonalds on your street, each one has a name. I go to the one that I like, each and every time.

    How many TLDs do we need? As many as there are companies who want to run them and differentiate their products and services. As in any other market, you don't limit the participants based on the fact that you may or may not want lots of competitors, or a preponderance of companies might confuse you.

    What you're proposing is saying that if your town has one burger joint, there can't be any more - that might be confusing and create a "duplicative effect" (krajewski, 2001)......
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