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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Fri, October 26, 2001 at 1:10 AM GMT (Thu, October 25, 2001 at 6:10 PM PDT)
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Subject: Why mention Proof-of-Concept Phase at all?


"Why would people lose their names ?  Think of the ICANN Proof-of-Concept phase as a market trial.  They are helping to attract the customers to the industry.  Why would a registry operating the Full Deployment phase want to start over ?"

Fleming's posts earlier mentioning ICANN's Proof-of-Concept phase implied that ICANN might REVOKE the registries' mainroot Registry status [thus converting them into alt root registries] and that ICANN might select a different company to be Registry.

That post also implied that the new TLD domain-holders risk losing their domains.   Not so.

Why mention ICANN's Proof-of-Concept Phase at all?  Only to scare folks away from ICANN's new TLD's [and into Fleming's schemes].


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