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Username: cgrady
Date/Time: Fri, October 13, 2000 at 11:31 PM GMT
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Subject: You are either very confused or have a self interest of your own.


        I think you are confused as to what "anti-competitive" behavior, "conspiracy", and "conflict of interest" really mean.


An example of a conspiracy might be a sole person who is posting comments to a bboard stating that IOD is not qualified to handle the .WEB registry that they have been running since 1996, because they only have 4 employees, and failing to note that Afilias has 0 (zero) employees, or mention that IOD already has contractors handling their technical requirements on site, working right now .... as most tech companies are set up this way. Yet Afilias has what? 0 Employees 0 Contractors

All of your arguments seem to be based on the assumption that the people, hardware, software and experience will come from Network Solutions.


Anti-competitive is what we have experienced in the past ... from the organization you are defending.

An example of a free and open market is when IOD was the first to see that .WEB would be a great TLD and was given permission by IANA over 5 years ago to establish the .WEB registry and has successfully run it ever since with the backing of people who purchased .WEB domain names.
In a "free and open market" they were supported by thousands of people who, slowly, over the years, purchased 20,000 domain names based on this permission. That would be approximately 4000 domain names purchased per year since the .WEB registry was established (people risked their $$ - people who backed IOD). The fair distribution of domain names doesn't get much more fair then that.

Conflict of interest:

If Ken Stubbs is involved with the organizations that the posters on the bboard have alluded to then this is indeed a conflict of interest, as a situation such as this would wreak of conflict of interest, insider information and a slew of other questionable issues.

Kind Regards,
Chris Grady
Vieodata, Inc.


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