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Username: dtobias
Date/Time: Sun, September 16, 2001 at 9:30 PM GMT
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Subject: Deadlines


Well, considering that people on this forum are now blasting Afilias for extending their deadline, it seems like the registries of new TLDs positively can't win... whatever they do or don't do, somebody is going to attack them for it.

I'm not defending them -- they've done a lot that deserves vigorous criticism in the course of the botched launchings of the new TLDs -- but I also do think that they're in a no-win situation, with all the vocal critics around; people will find something to attack about them no matter what they do.  Even if the new TLD launches were run by angels and done with complete perfection, somebody would still be griping about them, whether it's the trademark lobby thinking they didn't get sufficient advantages over everybody else to get all names that have any resemblance to a word they think they own, or the speculators who want the domain landrush to be an all-you-can-eat buffet so they can grab all the good names quickly.


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