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||Thu, October 25, 2001 at 5:34 PM GMT
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"If your dream ever comes true and ICANN selects IOD and its amazing .WEB as a salvation
for everything that's wrong with the net today:"|
Why all this rancor? I never
claimed that .WEB was a salvation for everything that is wrong with the web.
A major modification to ICANN would help in that regard.
"What do you stand to
gain on a personal level other than your obvious contribution to humanity?" and "How
many .WEB names do you currently own?"
I happily admit to owning several .WEB names.
What I stand to gain on a personal level would be the ability to create an online
business with good names, without the burden of discovering that the fourteenth iteration
of my desired name was taken in the .COM space by some guy in East Timor.
you agree to throwing those back into the pool for an equitable distribution process
that benefits the public at large?"
No, because no TLD has ever been launched free
from some sort of pre-registration. Tell me of a TLD that has launched clean,
and I will consider your proposal.
"...I also wish you would admit that we are
not talking about objectivity here"
I cannot. I have already weighed this
subject objectively, and decided that 1) I love the .WEB TLD, and 2) IOD is the company
to run it. What you would like me to say is that I objectively consider your
point. Objective considerations are based on a factual analysis. Your
statements are opinion, an opinion which I disagree with, and cannot be proved or
disproved objectively. However, a true objective analysis on your part would
be to admit to the fact that .WEB is overwhelmingly popular with the Internet community,
hence the desire by Afilias to get it. This would run counter to your observation
that ".WEB is garbage".
We are going to get nowhere debating this.
I respect your view that you think .WEB would do nothing to help ease this artificial
scarcity in domain names. Please respect mine that I believe otherwise.