Dear Distinguished Members of the board,
As I write this note to you, I am reminded
by my wife, Lesa, who is an English teacher that I need to get to the point when
addressing a concern. And so I will (or I should say, I will try...)
reconsideration committee has spoken. They have recommended you take no action
with respect to Image Online Design's reconsideration request which if it were based
on the merits should have been at least put into a "take a look at it" basket, and
here is why:
1. Image Online Design has PROVEN they can run a registry.
No Theory here...pure testing has been done, finanical backing is ready and willing,
and more importantly support (acutal support) for this company is growing daily!
To the many supporters (75 countries strong) of this beloved company...and there
are many of us, Image Online Design represents the past (circa 1995)"Dot web
is live!"... the present..."We are still waiting, but we must be patient"....and
the future..."You haven't seen nothing yet"....All the while this company has strived
keep the internet from fracturing. They above anyone else, have played by the
rules (to the Nth degree)
3. Lastly, I am not sure if you all can appreciate
the spirit of entrepreneurism, but let me tell you something. If you don't feed something
and give it water to grow...It will die.... IF the great visionaries of the past
were held in check, by arbritrary rules and slow moving governmental bodies, I can
guarantee I wouldn't be typing this letter to you via the internet....I would be
still using pen and ink to send you a letter pony express. This is no
joke. As it was the government who rewarded innovations, and blocked those
from being involved in anti-competitives practices.
So much is at stake here...Yes,
companies can wait for this so called "test phase"...but of course those are the
ones who don't have to compete and have all the time in the world...Your actions
must be measured, but no so much as to choke off any advancement!!
That is all...