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David Goldstein wavey_one at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 10 16:29:37 EST 2009

I did play the ball, but Craig's typically uninformed comments needed clarification.

Anyway, I've no idea which way you are going Jan. First you ask how many community groups have $200K "for such a frivolous expense" and then you say "We could all express an interest, but until price tags are revealed, they are just that, interests."

ICANN have released the fees for applying and this is just a small but significant portion of the cost involved in setting up a TLD. Frankly, if the ICANN fee is going to break your application, the chances of it succeeding were slim to negligible anyway.. Still, there is a debate to be had about the fee and whether it remains as it is we will see.

As for your question about community groups, well, there are groups intending to apply for TLDs for a range of cities and regions around the world with others expressing an interest in musical and sporting interests among others.


----- Original Message ----
> From: Jan Whitaker <jwhit at melbpc.org.au>
> To: link at anu.edu.au
> Sent: Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 4:00:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [LINK] .nike
> At 03:43 PM 10/06/2009, David Goldstein wrote:
> >First, a bit of reading of the survey results will tell anyone with 
> >half an ounce of intelligence the survey is next to useless. Second, 
> >it's not just about big business getting their TLD. Community groups 
> >and groups representing cities and regions are much more prominent 
> >to date in expressing an interest. In fact, big business has been 
> >largely absent from expressing an interest in registering their own 
> >TLDs. They are generally opposing the idea.
> >
> >I guess being informed on the topic would make it hard for you eh Craig.
> How about playing the ball, not the man, David?
> How many community groups have almost $200,000 for such a frivolous 
> expense? We could all express an interest, but until price tags are 
> revealed, they are just that, interests.
> Jan
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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