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Do I think Neulevel will learn
from Afilias' mistakes in the round-robin process? Absolutely not, it is not financially
in their interests to do so.
Neulevel has to keep its registrars
happy who may have to refund a large chunk of change to their clients for the previous
.BIZ fiasco. Will this refund really happen? Highly doubtful, more likely
to happen is that the registrars simply resubmit the previous submissions to the
2nd round-robin - a round-robin that is supposedly "free."
Without ICANN stepping in, Neulevel's round-robin will turn out to be nothing more
than another cash cow for the registrars --- many registrars will charge $5 - $20
per pre-registration, and sell this same pre-registration multiple times for the
same domain from the same registrar! (Oh, and then there will be registrars that
auction .BIZ domains... eNom will surely be one.)
same problems from the .INFO Landrush are about to be re-visited... it feels like
a bad episode of the 'Twilight Zone.'
Garry, no I am not naive,
but as many on this forum we are merely filled with hope that a just and fair system
can be developed, and we will keep voicing our opinions, no matter how inaudible
they may be to ICANN.