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    Re: Public Confusion About TLDs Won't Solve Anyth
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Thursday August 15 2002, @07:41AM (#8498)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    By what logic do you arrive that no new TLDs are needed? There are companies that want to run them. How do you justify closing the market to those companies? Were ICANN not able to hide behind the US Government, they would have been sued for restraint of trade long ago.

    Professor Froomkin, I believe, still thinks that ICANN should be so on the hook, correct?

    ++Peter
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    Re: Public Confusion About TLDs Won't Solve Anyth by PeterBarron
    Re: Public Confusion About TLDs Won't Solve Anyth
    by unsolicited (unsolicited@audomainnews.info) on Thursday August 15 2002, @10:45PM (#8525)
    User #3378 Info | www.audomainnews.info
    Your argument is logically flawed Peter. Just because "there are companies that want to run them" does not mean that there is consumer demand for more TLDs at all. In fact the rather modest performance of .info, .biz and to a greater extent .name seems to suggest that there is little real demand for more TLDs outside of the usual suspects - TM holders, speculators, cybersquatters etc.

    Just because it can be done doesn't mean it should. I don't believe any new TLDs should be considered until there is a demonstrable demand among business & consumers (ie excluding the usual suspects). I've not seen any research that suggests that there is and plenty that suggests that there isn't. The only exception that I'm aware of is .eu although it is questionable whether there is real demand for that space either.
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