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[wg-c] The reason for new gTLDs
At 02:00 AM 8/17/99 , Robert F. Connelly wrote:
>At 22:30 16-08-99 -0400, J. William Semich wrote:
>>What is the benefit to Internet users? We must very clearly state these
>>reasons and the benefits to justify this process.
>There needs to be someone to compete with the ccTLD turned gTLD, .nu,
>which you operate as a commercial venture.
Just to clarify some history (and in no way contradictin Robert's note):
The effort to enhance gTLD administration goes back FIVE years. So, when
someone refers to a "rush" to make changes, they are primarily referring to
their own short involvement. Five years isn't a rush. However, this is
the third (or fifth, depending upon how you count) efort to create
change. A good way to delay an activity is ton force it to start over
repeatedly. It's been remarkably successful with respect to gTLD enhancement.
Then motivations driving gTLD enhancement have been two-fold:
1. Increase the name space. It has become very difficult to find a
"natural" name for a group.
2. Create meaningful competition, seeking the usual benfits of lower
prices and better service.
Dave Crocker Tel: +1 408 246 8253
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