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Username: S. Hudgens
Date/Time: Mon, February 18, 2002 at 9:25 PM GMT
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Subject: TLD's


"Afilias should either stand behind its product and promote it with more energy and creativity or explain why they are not able to that."

They can't.  At least they can't without breaking their contract.  If you review their TLD application, you will note what was promised as far as marketing the .info TLD.  I don't know how much money Afilias has spent thus far on marketing, but have you ever seen an advertisement outside of those irritating pop-up windows?

"Is it lack of money?"

Surely not!  Wasn't a company who was awarded a TLD supposed to have funds secured for, at a minimum, advertising and marketing?  Or did Afilias spend all its secured monies on a single IBM 8088 server (you know, the one with 32 MB RAM and a screaming 2.5 GB hard drive...)?

"Or they have given up on the extension which has every thing to become an extension of choice for netizens."

Actually, .info ran a distant second in the popularity polls performed by Afilias and others.  According to their own polling data, .WEB was given the nod by most Internet users, thus the reason Afilias went after .WEB so strongly.

Shelby Hudgens

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