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conflicting requirements of new tld

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 19:56:49 +0200
Message-ID: <463683840.20040503195649@w3.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Hello ,
http://www.icann.org/tlds/new-stld-rfp/new-stld-application-parta-15dec03.htm

The proposed new sTLD must create a new and clearly differentiated
space, and satisfy needs that cannot be readily met through the
existing TLDs. One purpose of creating new TLDs is to enhance
competition in registry services and applicants must demonstrate that
their proposal:

    * Is clearly differentiated from existing TLDs;
    
    * Meets needs that cannot reasonably be met in existing TLDs at
    the second level;
    
    * Attracts new supplier and user communities to the Internet and
    delivers choice to end users; and
    
    * Enhances competition in domain-name registration services,
    including competition with existing TLD registries.

The second and fourth bullets seem to conflict.

-- 
 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Monday, 3 May 2004 13:56:48 UTC

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