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there is a push between what
the registry can charge, what the registrar charges, and what the aftermarket is
able to garner. Pricing has been artificially capped at the registry level.
Registrar expansion resulted in a price war at the retail level thus improving the
aftermarket spread. Second level registrations have increased from 16M in 1999
to 30M+ today. Speculation driven? It is what you can expect when artificially
capping the price of a perceived commodity anywhere in the process. Passing
certain blame onto the speculator market is a tired story. For better or worse,
the status quo encourages the database to become populated and that is what has occurred
- largely influenced by its pricing channel. Capping new registry TLD pricing
will continue the process, though at a rate that can yet be determined.