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    Re: So Ray, You Wouldn't Pay ...
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday July 13 2002, @07:40PM (#7843)
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    As usual I agree with you almost completely Ray, but given the research done by others, in particular Dan here and Ben Edelman, I expect the non-renewal rate to be well above 50%. Of those few names that do resell on the reseller market I expect most of those will be from one speculator to another (most of those for less than $200, and most using the who is the bigger fool model), which might at best mean that the name will be dropped after two years instead of one, just delaying the inevitable. There is no end-market out there (even if, as you aptly point out, they would line up at the same time, and the same place) looking for drek bizinfo names, when there are tens, even hundreds, of thousands of comnetorgcctvs dying on the vine at greatdomains and afternic.

    I also don't think there is anything wrong with speculation. It is neither illegal nor in breach of any ICANN policies, but as a business model it comes a poor second to taking coals to Newcastle, even if their government came down with an edict that most of the coal must remain in the ground, just to ensure stability of course. -g

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