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

Richard Tindal richardtindal at me.com
Thu Mar 31 19:53:54 UTC 2011

Every year consumers wait they pay higher prices and have more limited choice than they will after new TLDs are launched.  We typically don't hear consumers complaining about this
because they don't know there's an alternative to the current situation of artificially constrained supply.  

I dont think its fair 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 Mar 31, 2011, at 11:40 AM, John R. Levine wrote:

>> You don't see this as a major problem for deferred applicants, whereas I think it would be very harmful to some applicants (and their prospective users).
> Just out of curiosity, since your applicants have presumably been waiting the better part of a decade, what difference does another year or two make?
> The main reason I can think that people would want to get into the first round, is that in the second round everyone will have seen that all of the first round TLDs failed, like all the new TLDs before them.
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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