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Username: Eliahu
Date/Time: Fri, October 20, 2000 at 5:44 PM GMT
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Subject: Why Didn't Afilias Include .Shop And Others On Their Application?


      My friends,

      I am only speculating, but I ask myself why Afilias didn't position itself to pick up whatever they could get their hands on for the "cartel"?

      I conclude that if they did, it would make .web look like just one of many for them.  This wouldn't be a good enough impetus to take out IOD.

      They want .web.

      So why did they add .info and .site?

      I suggest two reasons.  1) If they only requested .web, it would have looked too much like the big guy squashing the bug.  2) It gives them a fall back position to acquire another excellent name; should the pressure on ICANN, NOT TO AWARD AFILIAS .WEB, become excruciating.  At least they still get something.

      A rose, by any other name, still smells sweet.

      I don't smell any roses here.


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