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||Mon, July 3, 2000 at 1:20 AM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.01 using Windows 98
||Why Preregistrations Shouldn't Stand
If anybody needs to see why .web preregistrations through
IOD should not stand, please take a look at the following page:|
makes absolutely no sense to let preregistrations stand when speculators (or cybersquatters
as some might call them) have already registered such a large amount of generic domains.
the preregistrations are wiped out, of course there will be a big rush to register
them once they are available, but you will not see one person getting all the "good"
names like Marc Brittan has done.
Cybersquatters are going to register domains
no matter what, however I'd rather see 50 cybersqatters owning the domains seen at
that site than 1 Marc Brittan owning them all. Or should we just hand over the .web
namespace to Mr. Brittan and the other dozen or so people whose names frequently
show up while searching the webtld.com "registry" for generic domains?
If we start
the new gTLD registrations with a clean slate, everybody will have had an equal opportunity
and nobody will be able to claim that they were at a disadvantage.
As for all this
(uninformed) talk about people using scripts to register all the good domains on
the first day of registration, this can easily be averted if the registration systems
are built correctly.
- Why Preregistrations Shouldn't Stand jrosenthal, July 3 @ 1:20 AM (3/27)