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    Peter, Are You On Crack?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 02 2002, @12:25PM (#7574)
    If a registry fails, there's no guarantee another registry will pick up the failed TLD.

    Like it or not, the registries are entitled to make a profit ... otherwise why would anyone start a registry.

    If a registry fails, only consumers get burned. The consumer needs some sort of assurance that the domain name they buy today will be operating next week. Otherwise, no smart businessperson would sink one thin dime into branding the domain name.

    Peter, you better get a grip, and quit whining 'cause you spent more than you should have on .WEB.
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    Peter, Are You On Crack? by Anonymous
    Hardly more than 1.5 joint!
    by isquat on Tuesday July 02 2002, @12:55PM (#7577)
    User #3363 Info | http://i.squ.at/
    Not every registry that fails, will be able to guarentee (not even if it says so) a continued service for the next 20 years.

    If a TLD has any serious number of paying registrants, many registries will be willing to take it over after its registry fails.

    If you would register a name for free with a volunteer group running their nameservers over 56K modem connections, well, how could you complain if it fails and nobody takes it over? In that case you could always buy it (the whole TLD) for $1 and run it henceforth from your own server. No more costs involved than a one year registration of a dot-com domain.

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    Re: Peter, Are You On Crack?
    by RFassett on Tuesday July 02 2002, @03:32PM (#7580)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    somehow I believe MCI's long distance customers will continue to have long distance service with or without MCI..and no, MCI was obviously not real solvent. Funny how this works, huh? Also, I think WorldCom has quite an ISP business. What good is "stability of addressing" without infrastructure connection? Do you think these people and businesses using Worlcom connection are just going to go unserved should Worlcom just go away?
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    • Re: Ray, Are You On Crack Too? by RFassett Wednesday July 03 2002, @02:11AM
    • Umm by fnord Wednesday July 03 2002, @04:04AM
      • Re: Umm by RFassett Wednesday July 03 2002, @06:04AM
      • Re: Umm by fnord Wednesday July 03 2002, @06:59AM
      • Re: Umm by isquat Thursday July 04 2002, @08:40AM
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    Re: Peter, Are You On Crack?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday July 03 2002, @02:50AM (#7584)
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    I haven't spent a pound on .WEB, sir who refuses to identify him or herself.

    And where is it written that the consumer must be protected by ICANN? Is the consumer such an idiot that ICANN must hold his hand through the process?

    Or is it more likely that, now that ICANN's friends and insiders have their generic TLD registries, we should say that there will be no more, so they might maintain their lucrative position?

    Where is it written that simply because ICANN's insiders can't run a registry for blast, nobody else gets a chance?

    Get a grip, indeed.

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