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[registrars] Fw: [nc-org] Registrars and restrictions on org marketing

----- Original Message -----
From: "Milton Mueller" <Mueller@syr.edu>
To: <kstubbs@digitel.net>; <nc-org@dnso.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nc-org] Registrars and restrictions on org marketing

 Registrars might have some incentive to
 push .org if someone is paranoid about
 controlling "their" name in all TLDs, but
 I agree that this incentive will diminish
 over time as the name space grows.

 Fundamentally, I think we are in
 agreement, Ken.

 We must not overlook the simple fact
 that there are 10 times as many registrations
 in .com as there are in .org, so a significant
 amount of user-based self-selection is
 already evident. And as Ken points out,
 there are two new open TLDs for
 accommodation of commercial registrations.

> >>> "Ken Stubbs" <kstubbs@digitel.net> 12/18/01 02:47PM >>>
> what incentive would a registrar have in the future to try to "push"
> into a "dot.org" domain name now that there are "viable"  alternatives to
> com & net. in the root ?
> most of the parties I know who registered dot org's who are not
> "non-profits"  did so due to the "lack" of relevant names which existed at
> the time they registered.
> If the new "registry mgt" entity does an effective job of "branding" the
> ".org" tld in the future there will most probably be no real desire to
> register what would be viewed as "non-conforming" names as they can find
> relevant , and most importantly , more effective names in the new TLD's
> "info" or "biz"
> ken stubbs

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