Re: Re: Re: New.Net Campaigning to Fill ICANN Comment Board
Exactly what I'm saying. Start your own root IF YOU CAN, which I seriously doubt. You couldn't even raise a "dime" from any VC if you tell them that you're gonna go head to head with New.net by releasing the same TLDs that New.net released three years ago. It's true that there was a window of opportunity during the last round and New.net took the "unprecedented risk". Now that's what I call entrepreneurship which Mr. President was referring to, just a few days ago in his speech addressing job creation, hi-tech, and the role of entrepreneurship. Now what you're suggesting is New.net should be punished for their entrepreneurial efforts to expand Internet's naming system while creating business opportunities for people like us who has similar aspirations. Had Tralliance really worried about the travel industry and Internet community, they would have not turned down New.net's efforts to coordinate a solution. Majority of the .travel owners are from travel industry. Just this proves that they really don't care about the travel industry and internet community. That's why dotTravel should not be considered as sTLD and ICANN simply should reject tralliance's application. Travel industry already has their own TLD, .AERO. A second TLD for travel industry? Give me a break. The reason for New.net didn't apply for .Travel is because they don't put ridiculous restrictions on .Travel such as "no industry names", "no beach names", "no country names", "no state names", "no city names", "no this", "no that". Excuse me ,with such ridiculous restrictions, who is going to register a .travel name? I believe tralliance assumes that companies are going to register their "CompanyName.Travel". Well, if "CompanyName.com" is available, in most cases it will be, then those prospective registrants would always prefer .com over .travel. Let's not kid ourselves. And this means that Joe CAN'T compete with hotels.com just because he CAN'T register hotels.travel. Travel industry has their own TLD, they should take their hands off .travel which was started by New.net three years ago and is supported by many stakeholders. Dear ICANN, New.net put every effort to not introduce a conflict. They even tried to work with the current .Travel applicant to coordinate a solution in order to avoid a conflict. Please don't approve the current .travel application and leave it to the gTLD process. New.net, financially and technically, proved themselves that they are way above your expectations from a prospective TLD applicant. Let them (New.net) apply for .travel during gTLD process at the end of this year and run .travel. Please don't give .travel, which was started by New.net more than three years ago, to someone else. You know very well what happened with .PRO. Even after years, .PRO is still not operational. Let New.net run .travel and it will be up and running in a couple of hours. Now that's what I call being technically adept. Financially? They already proved that while everybody was praying for them going belly up.