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Re: [wg-c] Proposed gTLDs: The IAHC Seven
On Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 09:28:16AM -0700, Dave Crocker wrote:
> Rather than observing the tautology that this community is constantly
> changing, do you know of specific problems with that list of seven
> names? (Other than the frequently cited claim(s) about .web.)
I can think of one: Weren't the CORE registrars pre-selling registrations
in the IAHC 7 up until last year? What is the current status of those
pre-registrations? Were the funds returned? Will those registrations
go live with the introductions of those gTLDs, thus giving the CORE
registrars an unfair advantage over other registrars, and giving those
willing to give money to CORE an unfair head start on registrations?
My only problem with the IAHC 7 (minus .web) is the above. If some
documents could be produced that demonstrate that the CORE registrars
revoked those pre-registrations and returned the funds paid, thus
creating a level playing field for these 7 TLDs, I would have no
problem with them.
However, as long as that doubt remains, as long as there's any question
that these 7 have been pre-sold, I can't support them, and would actively
advise against their introduction in the testbed.
Mark C. Langston
Systems & Network Admin
San Jose, CA