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Username: dtobias
Date/Time: Fri, August 31, 2001 at 3:10 PM GMT
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Subject: New.net

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You make a good point... while the new.net people make a big deal about how their startup procedure for new TLDs is so much smoother, fairer, and less contentious than ICANN's, it's likely that a good deal of this difference is due to the fact that so much fewer people and companies even care about the NewNet domains -- in particular, neither the corporate trademark lobby nor the big-time "cybersquatters" have much interest in those unofficial domains, so a lot of the source of conflict is eliminated right there.  Let's see how new.net would handle it if they ever actually got as widely supported and used as the ICANN domains.

I'm not supporting or defending how ICANN or its licensee registries and registrars are behaving with regard to their new TLD launches, but they're facing political and economic pressures that alternative registries don't have, so it's an "apples-and-oranges" thing to compare their startup policies and how smoothly they've worked.

 

Link: Dan's Domain Site: Alternative Roots


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