Comments to the DAG
- To: 3gtld-guide@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Comments to the DAG
- From: Doug Motley <d.motley@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:02:49 -0500
To whom it may concern:
I am writing you ask and encourage you to quickly take the necessary
steps to expand the internet with open top level domain names in the
very near future.
As a small business owner the internet is very important to me and I
have been extremely surprised and frustrated that I was not able to
secure a suitable domain name (except possibly at great expense by
purchasing one at an outrageous price) even after spending a great
deal of time searching different combinations. Perhaps large
corporations can afford to buy suitable domain names but I cannot. I
finally settled on what I consider a poor domain name that I think
will be much less productive than a better domain name would have been
(or could be!). This not only hurts my business but it makes it more
difficult for potential clients to find my services. I have spoken
with many other businesses who have had the same difficulty.
Through this frustrating experience I learned about the practice
(business) of cyber squatting, which is a frustrating impediment that
is harmful to the internet and its users. My experience and
discussions with knowledgeable internet experts has led me to believe
that opening new top level domain names will provide me and business
(and others and their businesses) with the opportunity to have a
professional, relevant, and affordable domain name.
Please continue the process of opening new top-level domain names and
move this issue out of the drafting/discussion phase. Of course I
support and respect related issues of security and capacity, but I
believe that action must be taken soon.
Energy Consulting, Inc.
Serving the wholesale power industry