Originally posted by mole
The playing field will be leveled once and for all.
I guess by your definition then I don't want a level playing field.
I want a field where the best and the brightest beat out the lame and the dullards.
It's called free enterprise capitalisim, and it's based on the ability to compete in an open marketplace without anyone having any guarantee for a "level" field, or an "even" break.
If you want to be a player in the dropped name market, you need to buy access to the registry through a legal mechanism.
SnapNames did it by getting a number of registrars to sign exclusive contracts allowing no one else access.
Any ICANN accredited registrar can be a player in this game using their registry access. All it takes is a little money, a little talent, a lot of desire.
To believe that WLS will "level" the playing field for customers is just plain ludicrous.