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Username: Watchman
Date/Time: Fri, October 26, 2001 at 6:20 PM GMT
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Subject: IOD not ready for prime time

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        Look at the TLD proposals as ICAAN would.  IOD has little access to the money required.  (Neulevel and Afiliass had lots of cash behind them).   IOD proposed to spend $12 million just on the .web launch.  Where the heck would that money come from?   You'd have to register a ton of names to earn back $12 million.  And IOD wanted to use an ad firm that has most experience selling Toyotas.  Just doesn't seem like IOD has the resources to go big-time. 

The again Afiliass had money and managed to screw stuff up.
     

 

Link: IOD marketing budget


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