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President of Afternic Responds to WLS Issue

Afternic holds a unique position on this subject; we’re neutral. This is partly because we have partners on both sides of the issue and want to be diplomatic. But it is also because we don’t think that it matters much in a mature domain name market. The backorder service market is an apparition. It depends on the owner of a valuable property thinking the property is worthless. How long can that situation exist to fuel the backorder market? As domain name owners gain knowledge and experience regarding domain name values, we expect few valuable names to drop.

A positive consequence of this debate is that domain name owners will gain knowledge about the value of their domains.

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