[nc-transfer] RE: WLS and the "Effects Test"
George, Apologies for time lag. Thanks for submission.
From: George Kirikos [mailto:George@Kirikos.com]
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 3:11 PM
To: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA
Subject: WLS and the "Effects Test"
Can you post this to the Transfers Task Force mailing list archive as part
of the WLS Feedback please?
* * * * WLS and the "Effects Test" * * * *
Consider the following scenario. The Status Quo exists, and SnapNames
approaches VGRS to make a private deal, whereby SnapBack holders get first
dibs on all expiring domain names for the first day. SnapNames then
announces that any registrar can resell SnapBacks for $30 ($24+$6
registration fee). SnapNames negotiates a private deal with VGRS to split
Does one not think the above scenario would have consumers and registrars up
in arms? I REALLY want someone to answer that question -- yes or no, would
that deal as described above be allowed?
Now, how does one differentiate the above scenario with the WLS proposal?
The *impact* (effect) on the marketplace is IDENTICAL, the only thing that
has changed is that VGRS is the one with the "public face" saying they'll
collect the proceeds from participating Registrars.
If anyone can explain to me how they would logically Reject the scenario
above, yet accept WLS, that would put to rest the WLS debate completely. I
issue that as a challenge to Roger, Chuck, SnapNames, your lawyers,
lobbyists, and any other proponent of WLS -- your silence will be telling.