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    Want to actually use your .NAME? Wait two to four weeks... | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 23 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Want to actually use your .NAME? Wait two to
    by Anonymous on Thursday February 07 2002, @07:14PM (#4832)
    .Web domains work. Now. If ICANN were to give IOD the nod, nothing would have to be done to get them working.

    The only concept being proven here is that if you choose based on politics you get garbage.
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    .NAME will flop... here's why:
    by Anonymous on Friday February 08 2002, @04:22AM (#4835)
    In order for a 'product' to succeed in a market it has to be useful and serve a purpose. This guy dtobias is the only person I know of who actually bought a .NAME address. The public doesn't want or need .NAME TLDs. The company is big on hype and small on usefulness. I also still haven't found a decent explanation on what happens when 50 people who all have the same name apply. Does the first one to apply get the name? How many "John M. Smith's" exist in the world? I think the whole .NAME TLD is stupid. Do you know of anyone who bought names?
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    Re: Want to actually use your .NAME? Wait two to
    by JohnR (yes@fakemail.com) on Friday February 08 2002, @08:41AM (#4839)
    User #2937 Info
    i said it before, but I am saying it again.
    It just doesn't make sense to use .name.

    What name? product name? service name? Movie name? book name? geographic name? government name? country name? nick name? school name? church name? lawyer name? personal name? It just does not make any sense. If an individual uses johnsmith.web, that might make some sense. Or at least use a TLD like .ind(ividual).

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    Re: Personal TLDs can be popular
    by Anonymous on Saturday February 09 2002, @03:00AM (#4842)
    Take a look at .me.uk added recently for personal domain names. It seems to be doing well, and it is basically the exact same idea as .name.
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    Re: .name is going to be handling a lot of incomin
    by Anonymous on Saturday February 09 2002, @10:32PM (#4843)
    Spammers will target .name because it will be easy to guess valid email addresses.
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    Re: Want to actually use your .NAME? Wait two to
    by Anonymous on Sunday February 10 2002, @07:58PM (#4845)
    I want: John.JakobJingleHeimerSchmidt.name
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    Re: Want to actually use your .NAME? Wait two to
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday February 13 2002, @11:51AM (#4873)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Well, as of today, the name server changes to dan.tobias.name are finally in effect.

    Now, I can only hope that, in another two weeks, it won't revert to incorrect nameserver settings due to an out-of-sync attempt to process later attempted changes (early on, after the first attempt to change the nameservers seemed to go nowhere, I tried the approach of changing them back to the registrar's defaults and then back again to mine; that's the method that actually worked at one point to clear up a glitch in making server changes for .info or .biz). That could mean that there are further nameserver changes still "in the queue" that, if processed in the wrong order or only partially could result in the nameservers getting set incorrectly, a situation that would take another two to four weeks to correct. Gee, I hate dealing with domains that lack real-time modification ability. It reminds me of dealing with computers in the ancient days when you had to give them your data in stacks of punch cards and then wait for the computer priesthood to get around to running it...
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    Re: GNR Contact Numbers
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Friday June 07 2002, @09:09PM (#6991)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    They are there - click on 'about GNR' then go to the press release sections.
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