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

Richard Tindal richardtindal at me.com
Fri Apr 1 19:52:05 UTC 2011


I don't think there's any data showing a high degree of defensive registration in CO - which now has >900K domains

The registry has been extremely vigilant about limiting that, and the $20 price point has made it expensive
to squat (if the PPC value of the traffic the squatter gets is less than $20 per year it's a money losing proposition
for them -  and very few new domains have >$20 in PPC value per year).

The data I've seen, and it's not a complete analysis of the zone,  shows about the same level of squatting in CO as you see in
BIZ and INFO - which is minimal


On Mar 31, 2011, at 7:19 PM, John R. Levine wrote:

>> What about the the 600K registrants in .CO?  Are they all either 
>> profiteers or deluded by smoke and mirrors?
> Wow, it just gets better.  We all know that .CO is full of defensive 
> registrations and typosquats.  If I could get .cmo or .c0m, I bet I could 
> get 600K registrations, too.  After all, it's less than 1% of the 
> registrations in .COM.
> I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader why anyone would pretend that 
> all wasn't obvious.
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
> Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly
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