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  1. #1
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    WLS Poll

    WLS.

    Yes or No?
    Last edited by generic; 2003-07-22 at 03:21 AM.

  2. #2
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    Where is the option "**** WLS" ???

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    Dr. Bob,

    Simplicity works! Two answer poll - lucid and insightful.

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    Originally posted by lotsofissues
    Dr. Bob,

    Simplicity works! Two answer poll - lucid and insightful.
    Yes... I support it and put a link to it from sticky poll

    Question for you: This poll says that the majority of respondents favor WLS... Which people favor it and why?

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    If i had to guess, I'd say people who have been involved with domains on a professional or semi professional basis for a relatively long time will be against it and those newer to the domain industry will favor it as those who have been around longer (in a serious capacity) will have found ways to work within the confines of their resources imo.
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    I'm leaning more towards favoring it - because it does seem like all the registrars will soon be using the auction format. I think there are only two, my favorite two, that are not. I don't like the auction fomat for a few reasons and they are:

    1). the names I like will always be bid way out of my price range. The names I like usually are generic, have a very high link pop and some direct OT. These names from my experience are always bid up very high almost without exception. They are high enough that I'm not sure that I, with my resources, could earn back the money back within a few years.

    2) the auction format - I've have seen many funny auctions in my time on the internet where things just don't add up. I know most registrars would be honest, but unless there is some sort of auditing body watching the auctions I just have no way of knowing that there are real bidders with the real intent of winning the name behind the bids. I guess I just dont trust some registrars.

    With a system like snapnames, you see if the name is available, and then you snap it. There is no question that if SN wins the name that you will get it. With auctions, especially ones that take it to the edge, you don't know and you could be told anything by the machine and you couldnt argue it. Unlike a snap system, there is a lot that can be played with an auction, and this is to the direct benefit of:

    The registrar and the top players.

    That is a brutal combination if you are not one of these.


    The other thing is you would need to definitely visit each drop service with your highest proxy bid if you want to cut your work down, to not have to battle bidders at 15 drop services back and forth simultaneously. The auction game will be a much more expensive game imo.

    So, in an all auction drop world, I would prefer the wls. I'm a researcher and digger and I know I could compete (I'm actually doing it right now) and get the names I want.

    It will be difficult either way really, I just prefer the less hassle of the wls, even though I do admit there will be far less to hassle over when the big guys start wlsing everything in sight.

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    Originally posted by safesys
    If i had to guess, I'd say people who have been involved with domains on a professional or semi professional basis for a relatively long time will be against it and those newer to the domain industry will favor it as those who have been around longer (in a serious capacity) will have found ways to work within the confines of their resources imo.
    with the more detailed poll... we can get this type of info

    there is virtue and a place for both simplicity and details

  8. #8
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    i value simplicity and there is virtue to it

    however, with a more detailed poll, we do not have to guess about who favors it and we can also get some insights into why

  9. #9
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    I think your polls are great domebase. Its important data you are gathering. I just wanted to get a rough idea of the feeling out there about wls.

    I think also some people will not participate in a poll if there is a lot to read and digest, or multiple parts, but will give their opinion in the form of a yes and a no if it takes just a second.



    Just to add, I don't mean to make it sound impossible to get good names in an auction system at bargain prices. You definitely can, especially with good research and if you work very hard with getting your bids in at all the drop services.

    So you can, even as a small potatoes kind of player make something work in an auction system especially if you work hard.

    I just sometimes feel that the wls might work better for me because I like to research stuff and I think I might have a nice window open to me.

    Also, I think the wls might make other tlds like .us, info/biz, .cn etc more popular with speculators (and more advertised) because these will be easier to get (and may be in more demand with endusers because .coms may be even more expensive because they will cost the reseller more to get) and I can do well in this area even if I never reg another name. But on the other hand, that might not work like that and the wls model could also be applied to .us, info biz etc.

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    Actually, the best thing imo would be to scrap the wls and to make all drop services convert to a first come, first served queue system, just like the way the wls would be, (and the way snap and godaddy is) with no auctions.

    Let them compete. The balanced combo of lowest priced and best customer serviced ones will generally be the winners, having many customers. And this direction will benefit the registrants.
    Last edited by generic; 2003-07-23 at 11:12 AM.

  11. #11
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    Dr. Bob's poll reveals the ppl who support WLS are seeking revenge against BD -- not for their own benefit.

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    A stark reversal --- Did some ******* vote yes a bunch of times?

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    Originally posted by lotsofissues
    A stark reversal --- Did some ******* vote yes a bunch of times?
    Each member can only vote once.

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    I put a link to this poll from the detailed poll. Here is a link to the detailed poll from this poll. I would encourage you to participate in both. Simplicity has its virtues and so does detail. Here is a link to preliminary results from the detailed poll.

    Link to Detailed WLS Poll AFter Voting on This One

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