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  1. #76
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    The finances between the registry and the registrar are watched very closely. It's not just a paper transaction.

    As for the top 10, I'd have to go back and look at who they are. I know the top 5, simply because eNom is #5

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    Seeing this discussion over and over again, I have to say that as annoying as the "wait and see" attitude comes across, I think at the end of the say, that's what we got. It seems like along the way we detour into "will WLS even happen" and the conversation twists and turns even more.

    I'll be much happier when its decided one way or the other, so people can be free to talk about the realities of WLS (on not) instead of the theories. When the two are blended together, we all tend to lose perspective and not come up with much worthwhile conversation.

    ~ Nexus

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    Originally posted by Nexus
    When the two are blended together, we all tend to lose perspective and not come up with much worthwhile conversation.

    ~ Nexus

    LOL! I moment ago I made a similar post to DomeBase's WLS poll question!

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    Good grief! Another round of rambling rheoterics

    In summary:-

    1. Catching names in the current drop game is a bludy bludy waste of time for those that don't live to resell names. The WLS will tell you NO straight in the face, and you know what to do ....

    2. The WLS will hurt the big players big time, since good names will never drop unless the registrant is deceased or not contactable. Many people will be encouraged to contact the registrant with an offer. If anything, the registrant will be encouraged to renew his/her name.

    3. There are hundreds of thousands of names that will never come into the immediate radar of the so-called big players, and these names will be open to the specialised domain acquirer when the WLS bell goes. There are only so many millions anyone can invest into speculative WLS drops anyway.

    The truth is:-

    1. The big players like BD oppose WLS because they know it will hit their bottom line

    2. The drop mavens want to keep the registrant unaware of any interest in the name

    3. The drop cottage industry that feeds off people's hope, like the lottery system, to get a dropped name cheap will have to readjust for the unknown WLS opportunities.

    This is not a pleasant topic to some. It only reminds us of the truism that the only constant is change - for better, or for worse.

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    who left the dogs's out...?
    Mole what took you so long...
    Last edited by Domo Sapiens; 07-05-2003 at 10:55 AM.
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    would wls affect new tlds?

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    Only if the registry for the new TLD chose to implement it. If, however, WLS is denied, then nobody could.

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    Originally posted by RobertF
    Moel what took you so long...
    ur..sleeping

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    Originally posted by cambler
    Only if the registry for the new TLD chose to implement it. If, however, WLS is denied, then nobody could.
    Nominet of the .co.uk fame is thinking of implementing the WLS too.

    There are no plans by Afilias and Neulevel/Neustar to implement a WLS system. It's all wait-and-see right now.

    Having said that, I won't mind a drop catching service for the upcoming .INFO/.BIZ drops officially starting Sept/Nov 2 years after Landrush.

    Anybody thinking of starting one?

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    btw... in case you didn't know, Buydomains was the biggest buyer of .BIZ during landrush.

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    Originally posted by mole
    Having said that, I won't mind a drop catching service for the upcoming .INFO/.BIZ drops officially starting Sept/Nov 2 years after Landrush.

    Anybody thinking of starting one?
    Nice weather we've been having lately, huh?

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    That dog looks like he might want to eat a Mole!

    Saint bernard?

    ANyway back to the game! Ummm, where was I.... okay. My opinions on this whole deal. Tons of people I see at the domain forums in general treat their domain catching or domaineering as a hobby. THey invest little money and then bitch and moan about not getting any names and feel as though they have been cheated or that their hopes have been falsly built up by the "drop cottage industry". WHO CARES!!!! Go bitch to someone else. I don't want to hear it!

    This is a BUSINESS those who suck at it now should pack it in and call it a day or work harder, allocate more resources and give themselves a chance.

    It seems as though by pumping up the WLS you're almost doing the same thing you are blaming the "drop cottage industry" of doing. You are potentially giving them a false sense that WLS will give them a much better shot.

    IF (HUGE IF) wls happens I will still get more (and better) names then the guy who spends less time and allocates less money. BD will still beat me on most of the names I go for and I will still make a fantastic income from the Internet. There will still be people who bitch and moan only now it will be more like "screw BD they took a wls out on 52 names I checked today! THis is unfair!"

    whew...I think I'm going to drink an ice cold magic hat....mmmm

    Peace!
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    I hope someone starts a DC service for biz! IF not it's going to be pretty crazy all of us hand reging dropping names...
    My Domains Namedelivery.com
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    Originally posted by cambler
    Nice weather we've been having lately, huh?
    Only if you have good .info and .biz names

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    Originally posted by togoodhlth
    IF (HUGE IF) wls happens I will still get more (and better) names then the guy who spends less time and allocates less money. BD will still beat me on most of the names I go for and I will still make a fantastic income from the Internet.
    But of course, good. There is a big difference between being a big player with huge muscles and a smart player with lean ones. This has nothing to do with bitching, but witching

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