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Username: kodo
Date/Time: Sun, October 14, 2001 at 7:48 PM GMT (Sun, October 14, 2001 at 2:48 PM EST)
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Subject: names already taken


I hate to say this... but you are going to experience this no matter WHAT top level domain you try to buy into! They only way you could have had "free reign" to choose whatever name you wanted is if you started requesting domain names in .com back in 1991-1992.

But, Image Online Design has about 20,000 registrations. Compare this to Network Solution's .com where every possible word in the English language (and then some) are all taken.

I would like to see Image Online Design's .web TLD added to the root server. But, that is only the tip of the iceberg! We can solve this problem of "artificial scarcity" by creating HUNDREDS of new top level domains! Why just stop with 6 or 10? Why not HUNDREDS of new ones! This way if you didn't find the name you were looking for you could go somewhere else.

The policy of artificial scarcity that is put in place by ICANN and VeriSign only benefits one group --- THEM! They are the only ones making money off this system.

Link: The ICANN Movie

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