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    Re: Registrations in Open ccTLDs
    by RFassett on Tuesday July 23 2002, @04:29AM (#8021)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    "Where then will the demand come from for more open essentially undifferentiated TLDs?"

    if there is no demand, no one will invest the required resources (no small amount) to launch them. Why does it need to be any harder than this?

    Are not business owners and private industry fully capable of performing their own market research, maybe even better than what Ben is able to, given the size of the investment they would be considering to make?

    Do we need ICANN to do this for the market place? Are there any for-profit industry players spending $ on performing this market research now, as exist every day in other industries? Why not? Because ICANN has closed the gate on any new TLD's?

    This is the same ICANN that is whining about needing more private industry participation? They want for-profit industry to invest it's money and resources to achieve cooperative and common goals?...other than trademark interests, for what reason does private industry have to do so? Why should it do any market research or plan any new addressing initiatives? Because it benefits from ICANN's maintaining a stable Internet? Does private industry really believe that ICANN is centrally responsible for the stability of the Internet as it exists today? Is ICANN doing anything to encourage private industry innovation?Does the fact that no new private industry $ are being funnelled into technology or market research specific to Internet top level addressing say anything about where ICANN has led things to be over the past 2 years? I think it says a lot. Private industry $ are not being invested - even for just plain old market research - because the gate is closed. Innovation (or any hope of) stops in ICANN's Internet addressing arena. If there is no demand, no one will invest the required resources to launch a new TLD. Private industry is not even bothering to look at it. Is Ben an expert on Top Level Internet addressing architecture and innovation? Are you? Am I? Is ICANN? Where does this usually come from...or where is it NOT coming from and what single entity is mostly responsible for this?
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