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    How are the new TLDs doing so far? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 86 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: How are the new TLDs doing so far?
    by RFassett on Friday July 12 2002, @11:00AM (#7823)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    your assumption about the mass audience assumes they all have a need at the very same time. People generally do not want to register a domain until they feel a need to. The idea of registering a single domain name for $15 and re-selling it for $200 six months later really does not appeal to the majority of the community as worth the effort. To the majority of Net users, this is not a "need" to register a domain name thus no reason to learn real quick how to register a domain at a single moment in time (where a need for content development exists at that very same moment in time for everyone...this not only not practical but impossible).

    Your argument assumes there is something wrong with a domain name sitting on the shelf until someone needs it for content development and distribution (or, put another way, that speculators are the ones actually best to encourage this by taking them off of the shelf first). In a truly competitive world, this burden would squarely be placed upon the registries with those not good at it not being real successful. Generally, it is this environment that causes the innovation to flourish and benefits to be realized by the community as a whole. Taking the domains off the shelf purely for speculative reasons only bails out the registries from fulfilling their market responsibilities. It makes them lazy which is what we have now.
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