[menog] .asia landrush

Baher Esmat baher.esmat at icann.org
Wed Feb 27 07:42:23 GMT 2008

> Jim's comments seemed spot-on to me.  I just sat through a presentation by
> the .asia folks on specifically this topic yesterday, at the APTLD meeting
> during APRICOT, and it was essentially 100% marketing.  It sounded like
> they were selling miracle weight-loss pills or something, not anything to
> do with the Internet.  It was really disappointing.  I didn't become and
> engineer and work on building the Internet for twenty years to enable
> this.

Bill, I personally couldn't agree more with you. The monetizing of domain names has gone much farther than what people had envisaged 20 years ago! It is perhaps something that engineers can't absorb :) and it is going to grow more and more with the opening of new gTLD applications!


>                                 -Bill

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