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  • --- Who will benefit from WLS? (may check more than one) ---

    4 5.56%
  • = ICANN

    17 23.61%
  • = VeriSign

    59 81.94%
  • = SnapNames

    35 48.61%
  • = UltSearch and BuyDomains

    24 33.33%
  • = People paying over $10,000 per year for drops

    19 26.39%
  • = People paying $1,000-$10,000 per year for drops

    11 15.28%
  • = People paying $1-$1,000 per year for drops

    11 15.28%
  • = People who do not pay to try to catch drops

    6 8.33%
  • = People who have good .COM/.NET domains now

    17 23.61%
  • = People who have good non-.COM/.NET domains now

    8 11.11%
  • = Afternic and other domain auction sites

    10 13.89%
  • --- Who will be hurt by WLS? (may check more than one) ---

    3 4.17%
  • = ICANN

    7 9.72%
  • = VeriSign

    6 8.33%
  • = SnapNames

    9 12.50%
  • = UltSearch and BuyDomains

    17 23.61%
  • = People paying over $10,000 per year for drops

    12 16.67%
  • = People paying $1,000-$10,000 per year for drops

    15 20.83%
  • = People paying $1-$1,000 per year for drops

    27 37.50%
  • = People who do not pay to try to catch drops

    14 19.44%
  • = People who have good .COM/.NET domains now

    8 11.11%
  • = People who have good non-.COM/.NET domains now

    7 9.72%
  • = Afternic and other domain auction sites

    13 18.06%
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  1. #16
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    Snapnames is pretty much neutral here. If the WLS starts, they wrote and manage the software for Verisign and can still catch other domains. Their Catches have been reduced greatly by pool and namewinner, so it supplements their business.

    If WLS fails, they still have one of the top 3 catch services, and I'm sure billed VS for the last couple years of preliminary work. They probably gained vaulable inside info on the sofware workings of the registry as well.

    Anyone notice they stopped updating the "State of the Domain" reports about the time they started this project for Verisign?
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  2. #17
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    Interesting Poll, lots of diverse choices. I selected a number of them.

    But I must disagree with the overall poll results as I think the opposite is true for the most part.

    The heavy hitters and larger players will no doubt have the most to lose from WLS, whereas the smaller players will have the most to gain, IMO.

  3. #18
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    Originally posted by adoptabledomain
    Snapnames is pretty much neutral here.
    Neutral?
    Originally posted by adoptabledomain
    Anyone notice they stopped updating the "State of the Domain" reports about the time they started this project for Verisign?
    1st Quarter of 2003 is exactly 1 quarter of the way into last year, around the beginning of April (last STOD report.) WLS was started a long time before that. Take a look at this timeline of news articles:
    http://www.domainstate.com/showthrea...er=2#post60021

    SnapNames began in January of 2001. It began WLS development about one year later. WLS represents a substantial investment of resources and potential revenue for SnapNames.

    It's an important point in all of this.

    ~ Nexus

  4. #19
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    Originally posted by Nexus
    Neutral?
    By neutral, I mean they aren't a clear winner or clear loser in either case. They have both ends of the candle lit.

    As for SOTD, I got it from the very first issue. They changed priorities in publishing it about the time the WLS was first planned to go live. I suppose it could have just been a sales tool for them to convince VS they knew something about the market to get their contract, and was not needed afterward. Or maybe they just cuouldn't figure a way to get income from the data. Who knows.

  5. #20
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    Gotcha. SnapNames isn't neutral though. Just another drop catcher is very different from being the core technology partner for a system that authoritatively governs all COMNET domain name backorders. The articles I pointed to showed that SnapNames had to lay off many developers when WLS was repeatedly delayed. It was supposed to be a major boost for their company for a while, and when it remained absent, was very detrimental to their business planning.

    ~ Nexus

  6. #21
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    No WLS...

    Now that WLS is effectively dead, it will be interesting to see how the Tucows pioneered OLS (Open Listing Service) type services fare instead.

    Far, far better, although we can expect lawsuits galore such as the recent one just filed by Snapnames (See: http://free2innovate.net/archives/000573.html ) who have just seen their expected monopoly contract with VeriSign reduced from an expected US$150 million over 5 years to far less...
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  7. #22
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    (Why not move all these polls that you are so fond of to thier own section... this is ridiculous, now it is even a Multi- Part poll? )

    (I come in here for other reasons and it is really annoying that I have to literally stumble over your polls every time I do.)






    Maybe we should take a poll about polls?

  8. #23
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