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Username: Gregory W. Krajewski
Date/Time: Fri, October 27, 2000 at 2:08 AM GMT
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Subject: Network Solutions and Great Domains....Register.com and Afternic.com...hmmm

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      A trend that will only lead to monopolies (Net Sol and Register.com) as using the secondary markets will prolong their life..(Great Domains and Afternic are the only real players in their respective markets)...above and beyond their counterparts in the registrar business...they too will have to acquire to comepete...

No chance though with Great Domains and over 1 millions domains and Net Sol with a few million, Register.com with a few and Afternic with a few..you see my point??

I have a sneaking suspicion, that the 19 registars in Afilias will shrink rapidly to two (if they are given the domains they requested--also what kind of market will it create for the new TLD's if you can "one click" a name you buy to be posted on either GD or Afternic)...Even if you do this through TUCOWS (for Afilias), they still will create an "easy" way for people to resell those names through Net Sol or Register.com......Care to comment anyone??

(Just to note...these are businesses and no one expects them to roll over...they too have to grow...but do we not want to give them competition, which will ensure a stable internet..if so read IOD's application and find out why so many of us back IOD)
 

Link: IOD's application, "On it's merits alone"


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