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Re: Comment on Dr. Lynn's TLD Action Plan
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  • To: bfausett@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: Comment on Dr. Lynn's TLD Action Plan
  • From: "vinton g. cerf" <vinton.g.cerf@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 19:01:42 -0500
  • Cc: apisan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "gtld-plan-comments@xxxxxxxxx" <gtld-plan-comments@xxxxxxxxx>, vcerf@xxxxxxx
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I had not meant to suggest any exclusivity - just curious about the business model.


At 11:59 AM 12/10/2002 -0800, bfausett@hrblaw.com wrote:

>The .iii team continues to view the market for individual registrations as
>the most promising area for expansion of the DNS over the long term. In
>planning its entry into that market, the .iii team has developed a
>different focus than .name, with a different suite of services (focusing,
>in part, on digital identification for individuals and their digital
>devices) and a different naming structure. Importantly, ".iii" is also
>semantically far from ".name" and shouldn't cause confusion in the
>marketplace between the two registry offerings.
>Even if, viewed broadly, ".iii" targets the same general market as ".name,"
>it wasn't our view that the Board awarded Global Name Registry an exclusive
>franchise for the potentially enormous individual registration market. By
>one recent estimate, the number of individual Internet users increased by
>over 100 million in just the last year. That kind of growth promises to
>continue for the foreseeable future, and the .iii team remains confident
>that, over time, some significant percentage of those users will become
>consumers of DNS registration services. When they do, the .iii team is
>ready, willing and able to provide those services, if ICANN will allow them
>entry into the market. We look forward to that day.
>I know most of this weekend's public forum is devoted to transitional
>issues, but I hope I'll have the opportunity to address any further
>questions during time devoted to Dr. Lynn's plan or any open microphone
>      Bret
>Counsel to the Applicants for the .iii TLD
>(Sarnoff Corporation, Atomic Tangerine Inc., and NextDNS Inc.)
>vinton.g.cerf@wcom.com wrote on 12/09/2002 08:44:08 PM:
>> Bret,
>> why doesn't .name fulfill this need already?
>> vint

Vint Cerf
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