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    Re: Speculators
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday December 03 2002, @10:44PM (#10401)
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    The "black car" analogy doesn't really work here... in the case of domain names, it seems to be the public that's more narrowminded than the providers (registrars/registries/ICANN). The public seems to think that domain names are a flat namespace of "www.[something].com" and is blind to the possibilities of varied TLDs and hierarchical namespaces. It's like the public expects all cars to be black, and also be the same shape and size as the Model T, and refuses to buy any other type or color of car, or even recognize one when it drives past. This gives Ford a virtual monopoly in the car market, because Chevy, Toyota, etc. make a wide variety of cars serving a wide variety of purposes, but they don't look exactly like a Model T, so the public ignores them.
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    Re: Speculators by dtobias
    Silly car analogies
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday December 03 2002, @10:55PM (#10402)
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    And, if I'm going to go for silly analogies, then the car market would also have a whole bunch of speculators who keep trying to buy up all the cars of a given type in the hopes that the public will pay premium prices for them instead of buying them directly from the original dealer... thus, somebody might speculate that red cars might eventually gain a market, so they'd buy up practically all of them that exist, and start touting them on all the car-related online forums; others who have large lots full of black cars for sale would make fun of the red-car speculators, saying "Black cars are king." Even more speculative types would buy up fleets of cars that use alternative fuels, for which fueling stations only exist in a few areas of the world (so you can't drive very many places with them), and they'd be denounced by others saying "That's not a real car." And various people and companies would sue one another because their cars were confusingly similar, and that makes them "autosquatters", and the major car manufacturers and dealers would agree to an arbitration procedure that results in some people's cars being taken away.
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