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    Re: Once again.......
    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 26 2002, @01:14PM (#10297)
    I don't own any .WEB registrations, so your attempt to portray my statement to self interest fails. Nice try.

    Of course Verisign, Neustar and Afilias aren't lobbying for new TLDs. Why would they want competition?

    The competition should come from any applicants remaining who still want to operate a registry and meet reasonable technical criteria. What's so hard about that?
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    Re: Once again.......
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 27 2002, @04:59AM (#10318)
    "How many registries with only a few thousand reg's do you need to see before you realize the market is flooded with domains"

    the idea is to spread the centralized wealth of the existing base of registrations (caused by a govt. approved monopoly), influence new users to the Net as much as can be where naming is concerned (but beats policy of "restriction"), and allow for innovation often evolved from competitive principles, all to the benefit of the user community. None of these have been addressed in any sort of material way by ICANN...all we get is the $10 domain name (mostly of benefit when renewing, not for creating new). There are far greater potential benefits to realize than just price. ICANN does not get this concept or is unqualified to understand it. Or they do understand this perfectly well but have chosen to force it's will upon the community as an artificial, regulatory, act for reasons the community can only speculate. It's one or the other, in my opinion. The only remaining option is that ICANN just does not know how to accomplish goals of competition without compromising concerns of stability...and if this is the case, it should just be admitted so that others -outside of ICANN - deemed qualified can proceed for the USG as outlined in the White Paper. For the community to just accept the $10 domain name as if DNS competition has been fulfilled is, indeed, ridiculous.

    Ray
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