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Username: spot
Date/Time: Sun, November 25, 2001 at 9:21 PM GMT
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Subject: Cast your mind back to the .info launch. I still think it was highly suspicious.

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One thing I can't get out of my mind is the way the landrush happened. I preregistered my names with multiple registrars to get 'more names in the hat'-so to speak. And I only used registrars who accepted 1 application per domain, because I thought they might apply for it themselves with several applications otherwise, and possbly not even enter mine.

But some of the registrars I used got a statistically vastly lower amount of names than others. In particular Go Daddy's performance was extremely poor. I also remember that Go Daddy's names did not show up until a day or two after the other registrar's names were in the whois.

I wonder if their entries were added after other registries - at the beginning of the open registration. I cannot understand why their names were not showing when other registrars' were, and why their statistical performance was so poor.
 


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