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Username: andrew
Date/Time: Wed, April 5, 2000 at 11:06 PM GMT
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Subject: The case for a few new gTLDs has never been stronger


        There have been some objections to the introduction of new gTLDs like .web, .info, or .arts on the grounds that they are biased towards English speakers. Well, guess what? For better or worse, the fact is that right now the internet is predominantly English. Currently, the overwhelming demand for domain names is among internet businesses in the western world, and the best way to alleviate the scarcity is with new top-level names that will be the most popular and universally recognized ("the greatest good for the greatest number").

Indeed, the trial introduction of 6-10 new gTLDs will not prevent the future introduction of new gTLDs in other languages. Perhaps in a few years' time there will be a need for Chinese or Spanish names. We can solve these problems as they arise. And, to reinforce an earlier point, remember that children in China study English during a large fraction of their school years.



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