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Username: World Thoughts
Date/Time: Mon, October 23, 2000 at 3:19 AM GMT
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Subject: Hmmm. . . some interesting notions you have there. . .


<<< ICANN's utterly shameful imposition of a $50,000 fee for the proposal of new TLDs is proof enough that this self-appointed, unaccountable, arbiter-by-fiat organization should be rejected and dismantled, and left in the dustbin of history. >>>

Curious. Other than this moderately prohibitive fee, what means
would you propose to ensure that 1,000,000 applications do not come
into ICANN? You see, the companies that bid for TLDs MUST see $50,000
as a low figure. If they do not, and we consider approving them,
disaster will await us.

Don't you think that a company for whom $50,000 was beyond reach,
is better off NOT becoming a registry--for they cannot afford serious
equipment and do not have the monetary safety net that would be
required if technological difficulties befell them. I do not think
the Interent community would appreciate finding out that a database
meltdown resulted in a sudden loss of multiple registrations.

And do you not think that a poorly financed registry is likely to
cut corners and operate with sub-par equipment, simply because they
can't afford anything else?

I mean, your philosophy is remarkably egalitarian--and altogether unrealistic.


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