[NA-Discuss] Fwd: Edits and comments to NARALO/ALAC position statement on GAC scorecard

Richard Tindal richardtindal at me.com
Fri Apr 1 17:48:54 UTC 2011

Hi John,

As I've said before,  I don't think its logical to predict the success of new TLDs on the performance of TLDs from the 2000/ 2003 rounds.  In those rounds ICANN chose the winners and effectively decided
what rules and policies they would operate under.   I think the market will be more effective than ICANN at picking products consumers want.


On Apr 1, 2011, at 10:37 AM, John R. Levine wrote:

>> Yes,  I mean the currently constrained supply of attractive second level domains, from COM and other TLDs.
>> the market is artificially constrained because there could be more extensions -- which would provide more second level choice.
> For the 99.99% of Internet users who have never registered a domain and never will, how does this market constraint affect them?
> What benefits have consumers seen from .PRO, .TRAVEL, .AERO, and .JOBS? Be sure to keep in mind that, to several decimal places, no consumer has ever heard of them.  Or from .BIZ and .INFO, for which awareness is still low but probably distinguishable from zero?
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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