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    Re: One Thing For Sure ...
    by Anonymous on Monday July 08 2002, @02:45PM (#7719)
    If you recall, IOD revised their application and said that they could have the protocol in place between 3-6 months. Considering that ICANN's contractual procedure takes in excess of 6 months (albeit, unnecessarily), every registrar can have the ability to procure registrations for registrants on "the first day." I put "on the first day" in quotations marks, because, of course, IOD's first day of operations was in 1996 under the direct instruction of IANA in the original application period.

    I've always said, it is better to buy a .web or two now and risk losing the few dollars. If IOD's .web is approved, the .webs will fly off the shelves and it will be virtually impossible to get what you want.

    IOD is not likely to offer a round robin or a lottery. For one thing, according to their application, IOD's systems can handle the load. At the time Afilias had made it to the application period, it didn't even HAVE databases. Conversely, IOD has had them in place, and has been upgrading them and their software suite for quite a long time.

    Arthur Andersen's revision of IOD's application was a crock of shit. Furthermore, the process of a round robin or lottery is fraught with problems and registrar corruption and incompetence.

    First come/first served. So long as computer scripts don't mine the database for thousands of domains in a second, first come/first served is the fairest method.

    And lord knows the nonsense that was the Sunrise period for .BIZ and .INFO was another crock of shit. Talk about corruption among the IP crowd and their cronies over in arbitration!Personally, I hope that these corrupt arbitors get what's coming to them in the afterlife.













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