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Username: kcrash
Date/Time: Wed, October 25, 2000 at 9:20 AM GMT
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Subject: ICANN, PLEASE READ -- "The .Web Internet Domain Registry" - NOT !!


I am opposed to the idea of one person/entity, small company or registrar, OWNING ".web" or any TLD, especially with so few TLDs for consumers to pick from.  It's clear that the registrar (owner of the ".web" TLD) would have "won the lottery" and would get rich over night, and could charge whatever they want!  I think it should not only be fair for consumers, but for competing registars as well; and to make it fair, we should have any number of TLDs to choose from, and be able to register domain names in those TLDs at any number of competing registrars.  There should not be just 5 or 10 new TLDs, and there should not be one place to go to register under any one TLD.  TLDs should not be owned.  And there should be unlimited TLDs.  This is outrageous.  It's as if ICANN owns the non-existing TLDs -- has authority over them -- and is selling them off to those who pay the fees and prove themselves.  Your authority is not to do this!  Your instructions are to privatize the DNS system so that it can handle additional TLDs, not to privatize the TLDs themselves!! 

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