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    Re: Genuine?
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 15 2002, @02:41PM (#7206)
    It seems to me that one of the concerns that has not been expressed is that of increasing the diversity of those who offer registry services.

    The Malamud/Vixie team seems well suited to add a bit of real competition to the very limited number of registries.

    Perhaps a guideline should be adopted that no bidder that already is running a TLD registry should get a second TLD registry until after ICANN creates a few hundred more TLDs.
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    Re: Genuine? by Anonymous
    Re: Genuine?
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 15 2002, @07:32PM (#7211)
    "Perhaps a guideline should be adopted that no bidder that already is running a TLD registry should get a second TLD registry until after ICANN creates a few hundred more TLDs."

    Well, this would be the reason these existing registries are lining up with others as "hired hands" rather than as the direct, stand alone applicant. Pretty funny, huh? With ICANN, it's par for the course. Just ask Blokzijl...he will tell you why your theory is radical and so potentially unstable.

    Personally, I'd be surprised if either the Neustar bid or Afillias bid did not win for the simple reason both are suffering a bit financially and a registry "going down" is not a stable situation ICANN can afford to see happen. Of these two, I pick Affilias since Neustar did the end run around ICANN for .US.

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