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    Re: Genuine?
    by lextext on Saturday June 15 2002, @12:24PM (#7204)
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    Let's wait and see who the bidders are. This is undoubtedly an attractive piece of business if you're an existing registry, and I would suspect that most, if not all, of the major registries are associated with a bid either directly or as a subcontractor. The key though is not whether an existing or for-profit registry is associated with a bid, but in what capacity? What have they pledged to do? Are the promises real or illusory? This is going to require a careful reading of the bids and some exploratory conversations with the bidders. So when Mr. Malamud asks "Is this a public trust or a public trough?" and Mr. Markoff writes a sympathetic article to that point of view and ICANNWatch praises the Vixie/Malamud bid as genuine and open, I smart a little. No one has seen all of the competing bids yet -- Mr. Malamud included. Yes, I've been privy to conversations about one of them, which I suspect and hope will be among the leading bids, but at this point no one can say much about any of them. We only have a few days to wait. Let's see what gets submitted and then make the significant investment of time that it's going to take to understand and evaluate the bids on their merits.

    -- Bret
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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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