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On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 12:23:41AM -0700, William X. Walsh wrote:
> Hello Kent,
> Tuesday, April 10, 2001, 10:57:48 PM, Kent Crispin wrote:
> > Right.  But .com is popular, and sld registries are not.  Moreover,
> > other TLDs are not popular -- people constantly forget that there are
> > 240 odd other TLDs out there.
> > That is, the popularity of .com is a sociological phenomenon.
> This argument doesn't stand.  There has been a stigma against those

"stigma" isa "sociological phenomenon".

Thanks for agreeing with me.

> 240 odd other TLDs, in that they are considered "localized" domains,
> and when people think of the internet, they don't think of "localized"
> things, they think of the international scope.  Sure, you and I know
> it's purely semantics, but that's the fact (speaking from real life
> experience here Kent).
> Whereas new TLDs that are NOT tied to what is considered a localized
> naming scheme are not going to suffer from that stigma.
> Using popularity of ccTLDs as a baseline for the popularity of new
> international open gTLDs is about as fallacious as you can get.
> But then you already knew that.
> -- 
> Best regards,
>  William                            mailto:william@userfriendly.com

Kent Crispin                               "Be good, and you will be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain
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