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Username: gpine
Date/Time: Sat, October 21, 2000 at 10:41 AM GMT
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Subject: Yes - US Centric


> Us Centric Huh!!! It's the Worldwide web

Yes, In my opinion gTLD CONTROL should be distributed throughout the world. Afilias current owners: "65% having offices in North America, 53% in Europe, 26% in Asia and the Pacific Rim, 5% in Australia, and 5% in the Middle East". When new Registrars enter into ownership it will be even more global.

Let's not make the NSI mistake again.

> IOD has addressed the trademark situation in their
> application. I suggest you read it.

I have read it. They're addressing this issue after 4 years of running their business and 20,000+ registrations. I wouldn't say I'm impressed.

> As for the rest of your post. YOUR A WHINER. If your
> to late don't blame the world!

Running out of arguments - are we? I would prefer a registry in which currently 150+ experienced Registrars can gain ownership bun never take control of. As far as I can see maximum owner share can be 11% in Afilias.



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