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[wg-c] Re: Dot Com monopoly and new TLDs
At 09:26 AM 4/20/00 -0400, James Love wrote:
>(below) is, but I do confess to not being an old hand at the "DNS Wars."
Shall every appearance of a new enthusiast to theis topic force a re-start
of the clock and a re-visiting of every aspect of every issue?
In effect, that is what you appear to be seeking. And before you disagree,
think very hard about the extent of history, the pragmatics of making
progress in an open forum like this, and the nature of the challenges you
are tending to offer.
>am aware the .shop has been around for a while, and indeed is popular
>among some veterans of the "DNS Wars." However, I am aware the "market
>research" often involves more than listening to a bunch of sofware
Your ready dismissal of the processes that were used (because there was
more than one, though I suspect you are not aware of that) makes clear that
a) you really do not know who participated in the previous assessments, b)
you do not have much familiarity with real-world constraints in making
these sorts of decisions.
Market research can be very helpful. It comes in many forms. The sort of
thing you appear to be asking for is extremely expensive and takes quite a
bit of time. Worse, before it can be conducted, there needs to be
considerable refinement of goals, ultimately showing that a single name
won't be testing much about names. (It WILL show a great deal about
administrative and operations processes.)
>NSI gets $6 per year as a registry for each domain registered in .com,
>plus lots for registrar services. I expect NSI to want to protect this
>income stream as much as possible, but hey, that's just based upon my
>assumptions about they way businesses (this business) operate(s). Maybe
>there is something that I have overlooked.
You probably prefer to eat adequately. You probably are careful to ensure
that you do.
That does not mean that every utterance out of your mouth has the goal of
satisfying the food requirement. I'll bet that many statements you make
actually have nothing at all to do with that goal.
Really, James, discussions in this sort of forum requires a broader and
less rigid model of the world.
Dave Crocker <email@example.com>
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