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Re: Auction Idea

  • To: allocationmethods@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: Auction Idea
  • From: "Michaela Merz" <mm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 11:15:11 -0500 (CDT)

Sorry. I don't know why most people here are so strongly in favor of a
million dollar auction. What would that actually say to a normal 'user', a
smaller company ? You aint't got the funds to get our 'special vintage'

If ICANN auctions these domains, it actually ignores about 99.999 percent
of the Internet users it is supposed to serve. I have been a founding
member of the DENIC cooperative society, the German central domain
registry. During my membership and later, during my time as a member of
the board, I have always believed in fair and equal treatment of all

As a matter of fact, the proposed auction might even set a dangerous
precedent for other domains that might become available in the future.
Before you know it, Mr. or Mrs. Small Company might see itself unable to
get any domain unless it starts with qyz- .

I am deeply troubled by the idea that part of the 'public' Internet is
going to be 'sold' to the highest bidder.

Michaela Merz

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