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    Re: Wrong, .Name Deemed Useless
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday December 11 2002, @04:40PM (#10526)
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    Good... I'm glad somebody else is saying that besides me. Some others around here seem to think that the domain world revolves around speculators, and that anything that doesn't interest them is inherently useless. So I guess .edu, .gov, and .mil are useless too, since nobody is speculating in them.
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    Re: Wrong, .Name Deemed Useless
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 11 2002, @06:27PM (#10528)
    "... is acceptance and investment by speculators the proper measure of a TLD's success?"

    It's not the only proper measure, simply one of the proper measures.

    "After all, the point of the new TLDs is not to line the pockets of domain name speculators is it?"

    Lining the pockets of speculators is an effect, not the "point" of the new TLD.

    "Indeed, new TLD registries were required to adopt measures to diminish speculation (elgibility rules, sunrise policies, STOP procedures, etc), weren't they?"

    You sound so silly, really. Those rules provided fertile soil for speculator growth. It seems a healthy percentage of .info sunrise fraudsters got to keep their ill-gotten gains, and the landrush periods were seized by speculators. The .biz STOP procedure was really only geared to deter the blatant cybersquatters, not the careful speculators.

    "Speculation may be a good proxy for customer acceptance in some areas, but I wouldn't think we want to adopt it as THE standard."

    What do you mean "we", paleface ...


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