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Username: JimMoody
Date/Time: Mon, April 10, 2000 at 1:42 AM GMT (Sun, April 9, 2000 at 8:42 PM EST)
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Subject: Ten Is Not Enough


                There was a report a few days ago ago that dotTV had purchased the profits of registering .tv domains from the Government of Tuvalu for something on the order of $50M. This is a measure of the oligopoly rents to be derived from the right to a gTLD (or, in the case of .tv, a pseudo-gTLD).  If ICANN does nothing else, it ought to reduce such oligopoly rents.  And only a drastic expansion will do that.

There is no technical reason to limit the number of new TLDs to single digits.  There are already hundreds of TLDs.  Ten new ones represents an expansion of the systenm by a few percent.

Finally, there have been many proposals for new TLDs.  How can ICANN make a non-political judgement between them? 




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