Tue, 17 Dec 2002 21:16:30 GMT
[Posted to Random Bytes on December 17, 2002 04:16 PM| Links to this post ]
For the first time in a long...ever I suppose, I find myself agreeing wholeheartedly with Geist's statements in this Wired article. As far as Mohan's comments on the matter, I simply don't buy the fatigue argument. Consumers don't buy products because they are "tired" of buying, but because they simply haven't found a product or a service with a sufficiently compelling value proposition that warrants a reach for their wallets. Mohan isn't talking about competition so much as he is inadvertently commenting on the true lack of choice in the market. Until there is a semantic competitor or two or three or more for ".info" then we don't really have true competition in the namespace. Mohan is right in one respect though, there is relative competition in the Registry Operator space, but certainly not the robust competition that we see on the other side of the fence with Registrars - 150+ and counting and it wasn't until very recently that people were comfortable calling this "competition". There is still much work needed on the Registry Operator and TLD end of things before we can claim victory on those fronts. I wonder where the new CEO, whomever he may be, falls on this particular issue.
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