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    3+ TLDs don't work well
    by KarlAuerbach on Thursday August 14 2003, @11:37AM (#12060)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    A painfully large number of web pages and back-room applications do not accept email addresses with more than three characters in the TLD part of the address.

    Thus, your.name@sick-on-a-cruise.travel is likely to be unusable because "travel" contains more than three characters.

    This disease is built into Javascript on zillions of web pages and into cgi-bin scripts on zillions of others.

    Any 3+ character TLD has a big uphill fight to get all of those restrictions removed.

    By-the-way, I consider .travel to have absolutely zero benefit to the internet community at large. There is no reason why ICANN should go forward and reward yet another limited business sector with a prize while refusing that boon to those who might actually create something of benefit to the public.
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    Re:3+ TLDs don't work well
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday August 14 2003, @06:57PM (#12070)
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    I'm confused Karl. How is it that .info works, or doesn't it? Micro$oft Internet Explorer is (sadly) the browser for 90% of the population and it seems to have no problem with 3+ TLDs, nor in my own web programming including javascript and cgi have I come across this.

    As for .travel having zero benefit, which ones would you consider beneficial? You apparently say below, all of them. Given that .info, .biz, .museum et al are at best only slightly of more benefit to the internet community than zero, I'm curious as to what you consider of most import. Is it that they may or may not be profitable based on feet (that is, of benefit to themselves), or is it that they benefit the internet community, or if both, in which order? -g

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    Re:3+ TLDs don't work well
    by KarlAuerbach on Thursday August 14 2003, @02:45PM (#12066)
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    I'd give the award to all of 'em and let the public decide with its feet which ones are useful and which are not.
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