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Username: rachelmacgregor
Date/Time: Fri, October 5, 2001 at 1:57 AM GMT
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Subject: I hate to have to agree with you...


...but I think you are right! Apart from anything else, the strength of the .info registry's future and reputation will rest in it being a viable one-click action to instant information on a host of specialist subjects. That's what will MAKE .info's identity in the bigtime.

If most of the names end up with a few speculators, then most generic names will be a one-click journey to irrelevance or "parking"

It is in Afilias's best interests to disperse these vital "information" generics to as wide a cross-section of the public as possible

.info will otherwise get lost in the .tv .cc .to mists of anonymity

To really work, .info has to become recognised throughout the Internet community as the FIRST (and most obvious) place to go for information.

In this capacity it would be unstoppable and, indeed, would supercede .com in this "information" sector at least.

If you wanted information on charity, would you go to or (which sounds like some company trying to profiteer)? Many generic names belong much more comfortably with .info

So yes, Advocaat, you are right : if the 10000 to 15000 falsely-claimed "best" generics were offered to a wide, single-application-per-name public, the future of .info would be far more secure.

Many of us wanted 10 or a dozen names to really develop - not just to sell off. And what .info needs are loads of well-developed sites, not just "parking" pages waiting to be sold in a useless dead-end registry       


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