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Username: fabrcop
Date/Time: Tue, October 17, 2000 at 1:34 PM GMT
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Subject: Summary


Let's summarize.
Around 90% posts in this forum are about .web ,
because this will be the most important new TLD.
Of these posts, around 90% vote for IOD as the .web registry.

Skeptical people reply:
This is obvious, since all IOD registrants want that their
registrations at IOD become real .web domains.
So the forum is "biased".

I reply to skeptical people:
Please ask yourself *WHY* all this people did register
domains at IOD.
They did this because they have mantaining a .web registry
in good faith for 4 years, since 1996.
In 1996 they made all the right steps to make their registry
to be accepted in the A-root server (the server that makes
us browse .com , .net , .org , .cc , .to , .it , .fr , and so on).

IOD continued to do this in good faith, testing the registry
(that's why IOD had to take real registrations) until now.
After Yokohama meeting, IOD filed a strong application for .web .
This could not have been made without all the registrants.

Now Afilias and Neustar are coming with their applications,
including other TLD strings besides .web .
They do not have a functioning registry.
They entered the game in the last minute.

Everybody knows that it is fair to give .web to IOD.
This is the real reason why this forum is "biased".

Thanks, ICANN, for listening, and for getting the obvious
and fair choice.

Afilias and Neustar can open registries in other strings
(.info, .site, .dot, .surf) and later they can become simple registrars in IOD's .web registry.

However, .web means IOD and IOD means .web .
Everybody knows this.


Fabrizio Coppola


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