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Username: S. Hudgens
Date/Time: Wed, February 27, 2002 at 3:41 PM GMT
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Subject: Marketing .biz and .info


With all due respect to .biz and .info domain holders, Afilias and Neulevel have already shredded what they agreed to in their application regarding funding any marketing/advertising programs.  Why would you think they would spend resources to develop a .biz or .info search engine?

It is a totally wonderful idea, Greg, that would promote the TLD, but I think you and I both know what is going to happen here.  How much money did Afilias or Neulevel promise they would spend to market these TLDs?  How much have they spent outside those irritating pop-up windows?  Do you think there is a valid marketing blitz occurring?

It isn't happening.  We're talking about 1-million new registrations between .biz and .info.  That is roughly a total annual windfall to Afilias and Neulevel of $35 million, more than enough to pay their salaries and ICANN's 'protection money'.  Their respective application approvals were gifts from their corrupt ICANN pals, and they couldn't care less if either TLD becomes any more popular than it already is.

If you don't agree, then please explain the drought in advertising.  Companies who want a successful product generally attempt to promote their product, not sit on it.

Shelby Hudgens

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