John Curran jcurran at bbnplanet.com
Wed Feb 5 19:57:19 UTC 1997

At 12:49 2/5/97, Jim Fleming wrote:

>In the "darwinian" world of the Internet, it is important for the
>entire Internet community to select only the "best of the net", as
>the net expands.
>In the interest of making progress and getting people to focus on
>the large administrative and technical tasks facing everyone that 
>really operate the Internet, I suggest that we debate which of the 
>above names have merit and have registries standing behind them 
>ready to support them.
>In my opinion, only the .WEB Top Level Domain qualfies for
>consideration at this time. If people know of other registries 
>that have stepped forward to support any of the other TLDs, 
>please speak up.

  I don't know if I qualify as one of the folks who
  "really operate the Internet", but I'd like to point
  out that we have customers who would like to have 
  a readable, logical domain name and willing to be
  outside of ".com".  Each of these domains seems to
  be well-thought out and I don't think they will be
  any shortage of users or candidate registries.

  If you need to know that there will be a registry 
  for each new gTLD, then I'm willing to run any of
  them that cannot otherwise find a home. 


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