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    Re: New TLDs and the Berkman Report
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday July 29 2002, @02:20AM (#8144)
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    If you're worried about methodology, start following some of Bob Connor's links to supposedly unique .info sites and see how many are just redirects or mirrors of other sites (typically but not only to .com). If you're worried about what someone will do with supposedly scientific information, here is Afilias (the thoroughly discredited Roland LaPlante) spinning Bob Connor's research, and even he admits .info has not lived up to expectations. And if you're worried about accuracy, 900,000 was not 5 times 500,000 when I went to school. -g
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    Re: New TLDs and the Berkman Report
    by RFassett on Monday July 29 2002, @06:30AM (#8156)
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    "No one else out there is really making an attempt to do the same kind of research that Ben does."

    ICANN has claimed not enough direct participation by stakeholders from the private sector and has certainly singled out private industry that - per ICANN - directly benefit from its existence and hence should be "contributing".

    This is the same entity that has slammed the door on private industry of any opportunity to innovate the addressing space without going through regulatory-type hoops for no apparant or logical means for doing so (i.e. no identifiable outcome). Generally, private industry does not participate where there is not reasonable and clear opportunity, especially in these economic times where every expense projection is under internal scrutiny. Qualified technology and other market research funded by private industry? What possible reason has ICANN supplied to the private sector for such a "contribution"? It is noticeably lacking for a reason.
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    Re: New TLDs and the Berkman Report
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday July 29 2002, @07:51AM (#8163)
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    Milton doesn't seem to like the UDRP. Milton studies the UDRP and finds it less than perfect. Does that mean his research should be considered invalid? No. The statistics stand on their own, and anyone is free to attempt to draw different conclusions. If you can show flaws in the methodology or errors in the data, that's one thing, but if the science is sound, then one (including its author) is left to interpret it as one wishes. Ditto for Ben. I don't see anyone coming up with credible arguments regarding the methodology or data for either of them. I respect them both and value their research. If you don't like their ideologies, do your own research and publish it and draw whatever conclusions you wish. -g
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