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Username: keith246
Date/Time: Tue, October 17, 2000 at 3:54 AM GMT (Mon, October 16, 2000 at 9:54 PM CST)
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Subject: The issue isn't which 3 letters follow the last dot


The issue isn't which 3 letters follow the last dot.

In fact, it may make perfect sense to just forget the gTLDs entirely.

The problem is the impending lack of reasonably nmemonic domain names.

There are two root causes:

1.  The irresponsible granting of multiple domain names to single busineses.  Registars currently do this because they are paid by the name, and because it would require effort (and reduce management fees) if they tried to restrict grants.

2.  The granting of domain names that are to simple and common.  Again, the effort required would result in expenses, and management fees would be reduced.

It is not surprising that we have the result we have in a few short years. 

We have ignored the experience gained by the hundreds of official name registrars around the world in a dozen decades of corporate name registration.

We have done in 5 years what the US government was unable to do in 100 years -- run out of names.

We have to change how things are done.

First-come-first-served won't do it.

Registrars have to put some effort into restricting the allocation of the names.

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