Some thoughts on BBC.com
Many thanks for your comments - we take note of all of them.
• We do intend to offer a subscription service for international users in the next year. However this will sit alongside the ad-supported service - so subscription-paying users will not see ads if they are logged in, but will do if not logged in. Most news organisations who have adopted a subscription only service are closing them in favour of ads. We would like to offer both, but have to ensure the business plan is robust and we have to undertake some further technical work before we can offer this.
• For UK licence fee payers who wish to access the ad-free site when abroad I'm afraid we don’t yet have reliable technology which would enable this. As with TV, for example, the BBC internet site will be ad-supported when viewed outside the UK.
BBC.com will be launching later this month.