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    Re: support of small registry data
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @06:14AM (#8154)
    While you might not be able to support a registry (hire office, get a server, hook up phone) on just a few dozen names -- there is nothing in the rulebook to prevent artfully applied economies of scale in small registration by name -- simply group the gtld names together.
    One page of a spreadsheet or one file of a server might correspond to "www.anyname.RIA" and another to "www.anyname.RIV" and another to www.anyname.RIS. (I expect you could on a big enough hard drive store and maintain several MILLIONS of seperate gTLD, as long as they did not get too popular for one computer to use.
    Of course, perfect competition implies no profit. Any economist will tell you that profit is the measure of the inefficiency of competition or of its restriction.
    Drug patents allow profit on drugs - by preventing generic equivalents to manufacture them at the cost of the vial of chemicals plus a nickel for labor. In gTLD discussions, people describe vastly profitable enterprises as if every gTLD NEED look like NSI in scale, scope, profit -- when they could instead be describing every gTLD as no more extensive than a single accountant;'s home business.
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    Re: New TLDs and the Berkman Report
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @10:20AM (#8166)
    Mueller again.
    A non-artificial limit is one based on the technical capacity of the root, not discretionary and totally political beauty contests. 100 new TLDs per year is fine with me.

    Care to name an example of a commercial registry with only 6500 registrations? I'd like the demonstration behind your assertion of "demonstrably false."

    Should ICANN play a role in ensuring that unsustainable registries don't "mung up" the root?
    If that means consolidating or getting rid of TLDs that fall below a certain thresshold, perhaps. If that means trying to judge in advance what businesses will succeed and which will fail, then obviously not.

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