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Username: IncompetentAfilias
Date/Time: Mon, December 17, 2001 at 4:35 AM GMT
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Subject: Neulevel's New System...


      Looks to be almost exactly the same as .INFOs round robin system.  A couple things I hope Neulevel is encouraging its registrars to do:

1) Do not charge a pre-registration fee --- with the current court case if they bring in another system that charges pre-registration fees - is it any better? Or just another money grab? The only fees that would be acceptable are for unique submissions for a particular domain to the .BIZ registry, as some .INFO registrars did.

2) Encourage its registrars to not raid their customers' credit cards with authorizations and charges for domains that they might not receive. These 50,000 domains are the most valuable .BIZ domains, and there should be no problem with individuals paying for the domains they receive.    *** This system of authorizations and charging credit cards before-hand only further helps the 'big-player,' more established companies since it limits the number of registrars a new or smaller company can submit its desired domain to.  If Neulevel wants to cater to these big-players, almost all of which have the dot-com equivalents, then why introduce these new TLDs anyways?  The process would have then obviously been a failure in bringing relief to the crowded domain-space.

---> I hope Neulevel can learn from Afilias' mistakes with this system. Otherwise no one is learning from these new TLD implementations! (Except the financially ravaged internet community!)


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