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Re: [wg-c] Pre-sold TLDs
On Mon, Apr 17, 2000 at 03:58:12PM -0700, Christopher Ambler wrote:
> > ICANN wouldn't be cancelling an exisitng contract, it would be refusing to
> > recognize obligations to which it was not a party.
> The Mazda Miata was wildly popular when it came out. Dealerships
> pre-sold them all in no time at all, even before they knew how
> many they would get from the factory. They told everyone, "Hey,
> the factory is sending us some. We don't know how many, or
> when we'll get them, but we'll sell you a place in line for $100."
> Some dealerships offered refunds if you didn't get one. Some,
> in fact, didn't, saying "we were promised 50 units, so we'll only
> sell 50 places. We'll do our best, but no refunds. If you don't
> like it, that's fine, don't buy a place in line."
> What if the Mazda company had told all of its dealerships, "Um,
> all of you who sold places in line, that's not fair to those who
> didn't even know that the car was coming out, so kill those
> lists and start over from scratch?"
Actually, the situation at hand is like a Mazda Dealership telling Ford
that it's list for Miatas should also apply to Jaguars. An IODesign
registry is not the same as an ICANN registry...
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