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    Re: What's Wrong with the New TLDs?
    by Anonymous on Friday December 06 2002, @05:08AM (#10432)
    You're a magnitude off in size for .name. Sounds like you've dropped a digit. While that still doesn't make .name a resounding success so far, it makes quite a bit of difference in financial viability :)
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    Re: What's Wrong with the New TLDs?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Friday December 06 2002, @06:03AM (#10433)
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    There is nothing wrong with the new TLDs. They are succeeding or failing on their own merits.

    What is wrong is that there aren't more. What is wrong, more specifically, is that there are companies who wish to be registries who are not being allowed to do so for no good reason.

    As long as there is a single, qualified applicant being told that they will not be considered, ICANN is restricting access to a market for no good reason. In any other industry, this would be a violation of antitrust laws.

    Why not here?

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    Re: What's Wrong with the New TLDs?
    by Anonymous on Friday December 06 2002, @06:48AM (#10436)
    Your comments reflect the conception on your part and on the part of the public that DNS is to be used as a directory system and that DNS names are used only in world wide web URLs.

    But DNS is not a good directory system. There is a built in ambiguity in DNS that comes from the oft-forgotten fact that DNS names lead to a multiplicity of record types, with possible multiple instances of each record, often leading to machines offering many services (and the set of services may not necessarily include an HTTP server.)
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    Re: What's Wrong with the New TLDs?
    by Anonymous on Saturday December 07 2002, @03:57AM (#10454)
    What's wrong with new TLDs? They're diluting the value of the old TLDs.
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