Re: [alac] Analysis of .coop, .museum, and .aero renewals
Once more a proof how important language and culture are for the domain business.
Why should people register worldwide at .coop? What does it mean to them?
Those, who know some english start thinking what it might mean: a place for chicken, a fish basket, a storage room, a jail, some technical words in the area of mining,... and maybe cooperative, which, at least in german we would write with a dash, "co-op", and there has been for a long time one famous store chain called "co-op", so no one else would use it.
And if .coop is actually meant to be used by cooperatives, why should they use it? Don`t they want to make business? Why shouldn't they use .com?
Would be interesting to know on what survey the .coop busines plan is based.
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