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    Re: So wouldn't the WLS help then?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 17 2002, @01:12AM (#7928)
    In your scenario, the WLS should help with some of these names, because once they expire users would have an opportunity to register them rather than the names landing in the pockets of speculators.
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    Re: So wouldn't the WLS help then? by Anonymous
    Re: So wouldn't the WLS help then?
    by unsolicited (unsolicited@audomainnews.info) on Wednesday July 17 2002, @01:50AM (#7931)
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    um...yes but they didn't expire did they? They were newly released by Afilias after their less than successful first attempt at Landrush. Also WLS is a Verisign product that would apply to com, net & org names only (at least in its current incarnation).
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    Re: So wouldn't the WLS help then?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday July 17 2002, @02:05AM (#7933)
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    I don't think the WLS will help at all. Certainly not with these new TLD names which won't be part of it anyway, the WLS is presently proposed for .com and .net only. Athough, if WLS is allowed (and I give that a better than 50% chance because it has minority support, that's how ICANN works) I expect it to spread. Then these fine upstanding examples of business ethics and internet governance can sell the name to still one more person who may well never get it. Incredible.

    As for the WLS I've ranted about that a lot and don't want to repeat myself too often, but SnapNames admits that half their current customers are speculators, the WLS will just be a better tool for speculators. They're the first to the names now (or were, till the registrars kept them as is now happening). They'll still be the first to them. And it mostly won't be speculators in the sense of someone just buying a name for resale, it will be those who want to use the domain to continue to catch its former traffic and make a few cents a click, usually by forwarding them to pr0n and gambling sites. That's what these fine upstanding examples of business ethics and internet governance, and their overseer the USG, consider progress. -g

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