Domain Tasting Comments
As an independent internet user, and businessman, I find the actions that are ruling the market for domain sales counter-intuitive. According to the law of supply and demand, if we take away the demand for domain names by eliminating the competition for them, the value of individual domain names will go down. This will impact the amount of domains that will be sold overall. The Commercial and Business Constituency has reported a net increase in the purchases of domains due to tasting. This additional revenue has allowed Verisign to spend vast amounts of money on infrastructure to support a safe DNS system that will not fail. If we take away some of the revenue that has helped the DNS system bolster, not only are we removing competitive purchasing of domains, a good thing, we are also robbing the very infrastructure needed to keep the internet up and running. I also believe that the IP contingency is missing the mark here by trying to change the domain policy. If they are worried about Trademark infringements, rather than prohibiting the purchasing of domains, go after the people who are delivering the ads that are actually infringing. If you remove the monetization of these domains, there is no need to worry about the tasting in them. The current approach is similar to prohibiting the sale of motor vehicles in an effort to reduce highway deaths. This proposed plan simply does not go after the right people for the right things. John Erickson Wichita, KS, USA --------------------------------- Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.