[comments-deletes] In FAVOUR
I would like to say I am in strongly favour of the WLS.
The current system is heavily balanced in favour of 2 groups:
- people with money to bid at dotster/nicgenie/signaturedomains to grab the expiring names
- people with huge technical resources to grab names themselves.
Domain names are a completely unique product. Everyone should have the same chance at getting expiring names.
The WLS meets this requirement.
The alternative is that certain "players" get the game to themselves.
A monopoly is in this case, appropriate, given the unique nature of the item in question and offers a leve playing field.