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Re: [wg-c] straw vote -- question one results & call for votes on
On Sat, Aug 21, 1999 at 04:35:49PM -0400, Milton Mueller wrote:
> Surely everyone understands that the biggest problem
> a new gTLD will face is marketing.
Such a statement is simply not consistent with the many claims of
there being tremendous demand for new gTLDs. If it is true that
there is tremendous pent up demand for gTLDs, then marketing is not a
big issue -- certainly not the "biggest" problem a new gTLD will
> Who is going to
> invest in marketing with a 1-year time line? IF you are
> assuming that the registry is completely detached from
> the registrar and thus doesn't care about marketing,
> then you are making assumptions that shouldn't be
On the contrary. *You* are making the fundamental assumption that
TLD registries are free-market commodities, and it is that assumption
that is under dispute.
> As per Kevin's proposal, I thought we were
> moving to a heterogeneous model, which is the
> *only* proposal that will ever command
> enough assent from this group to be put into a report.
I am perfectly content to have minority reports.
Kent Crispin "Do good, and you'll be
firstname.lastname@example.org lonesome." -- Mark Twain