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Auction One Letter One Digit Domains

  • To: allocationmethods@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Auction One Letter One Digit Domains
  • From: "Michaela Merz" <mm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 11:19:56 -0500 (CDT)


I agree with earlier messages objecting to the idea of an auction to
allocate one letter and/or one digit domains.

It is my humble opinion, that those domains belong to the Internet
community and though only a few might actually be able to get one, the
chance to get a single letter/single digit domain should be the same for
every interested party.

However, I suggest that ICANN oversees the process of allocation.

I suggest the following method:

Every interested party should register with ICANN. To ensure 'due
process', everybody has to declare that he or she registers for
him-/herself and not in the name of a company or organization.

ICANN randomly picks a 'winner' from the list and offers him/her to select
one of the available domains. This process continues as long as there are
domains available. The process of 'picking' a name from the list has to be
transparent and public.

Thank you.
Michaela Merz

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