[NA-Discuss] Statement on Pre-Registration: Draft for discussion

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Thu Jun 16 05:14:43 UTC 2011

> I'm told there are a good number of good things about the .cat TLD. And I 
> believe judgment on its success should be on the positive impact it has on 
> the Catalonian community, not number of sales. I'd love to know more about 
> the impact it is having.  If 1,000 domain names were carefully developed and 
> it created an improved culture and economy, I'd judge it huge success.

That's a lot of if's.  Don't you think it would have been a good idea to 
do some research before rushing off to promote your vanity TLD?

As far as I can tell, people in Catalonia think that .CAT is swell, but 
its effect is minimal.  When I was in Barcelona for MAAWG last year, I saw 
a mix of .cat, .es, and .com domains in signs and ads.


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