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Username: bezzant
Date/Time: Tue, August 14, 2001 at 10:53 PM GMT (Wed, August 15, 2001 at 8:53 AM EAST)
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Subject: This is evidence of Lottery


     Each registrar paid a fee to gain their ".info" authorized status.  If registrars are allowed to pay a fee to submit a private list during the Land Rush, then that is a "lottery".  These registrars are not really "competing" with open public queues from other registrars, because the relative difference in size of registration queues makes the probability of successful registration from a public list insignificant in relation to the registrar's probability of successful registration from its own short private list.  The only registrars a private list effectively competes with are the few other registrars who have also submitted short private lists.  Since the situation is not adequately supervised by Afilias, they bear responsibility for conducting the Land Rush as a "lottery".

Bill Bezzant
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

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