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    Re: Public Confusion About TLDs Won't Solve Anyth
    by RFassett on Friday August 16 2002, @07:36AM (#8549)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    The cost of manufacturing to market value (what people will pay and consider a positive experience)are entirely different concepts though your analysis is well taken. Demand for .com is far higher than $6 wholesale though I cannot claim to have knowledge of that magical amount where attritition would set in via a direct relationship to its price (though it is certainly higher than $9 wholesale but certainly less than $35. Then, there is also the consideration that a manufacturer will accept less volume in exchange for a higher price point).

    Building the value relationship in the market place is far more difficult - and costly - than just cost of manufacturing, especially given the headstart .com has had to fixate its position. One could attempt to penetrate .com market share at $.50 wholesale but are likely to run into the same challenges as BIZ and INFO at $5.75. I do believe, however, there is a market niche at $.50 wholesale as I believe there is one at $500 wholesale. The actual models for each (and everything in-between) are far more complicated than just "turning on the lights" and another reason why ICANN is not qualified to be regulating the business strategies of its registries. It has no place here and this type of scope and boundary needs to be defined and stated in no uncertain terms.
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