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Username: Jim Fleming
Date/Time: Fri, October 26, 2001 at 12:17 AM GMT
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Subject: Correct


      Correct, you can not make a .INFO or .BIZ Community
(or Tribe) disappear. Those owners will collectively figure
out how to manage themselves and can easily deploy their
own TLD servers. Eventually, more automation will make it
such that very few companies, if any need to be involved.
The whole SLD.TLD business is a rather simple reliable
database application. More companies now have developed
those applications, in anticipation of the coming growth
in the Next Generation Internet.

TLDs will be a dime a dozen and the price of names will
seek their true cost and market value. At the moment, with
no competition (no, registrars do not create competition),
the prices for the services are artificially inflated.
Does anyone really think it costs $6 per year to host each
of the 30+ million .COM names ?...especially now that there
are less changes as the population stabilizes. The true
cost is probably 1/10th that amount and the other 90% is
the overhead of ICANN, the rest of the enterage, and a
boat-load of profit. People's claims about cost-recovery
Registries have never proven to work. The Registries seem
to expand to absorb all funding.



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