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    Websites vs domain names
    by ldg on Saturday July 19 2003, @05:51AM (#11982)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    Although it is obvious that registrars abused the so-called Sunrise policy for registrations, I fail to see the necessity of publishing websites for any domain name if a registrant chooses not to do so. Domain names are used for many things besides websites and the fact that the public is ignorant of those uses is no excuse for the expectation of websites or content. Domain names are often used for provision of sublevel domains for users, email only, hostname conventions, and other non-website uses. A typical hostname use might be [dns.acorp.info], [ns.acorp.info], [sales.acorp.info], [archives.acorp.info], [somedept.acorp.info] [intranet.acorp.info]... The examples could also represent third level domains offered to acorp's users or a primary domain for just email accounts [myname.emailcorp.info], [yourname.emailcorp.info], [mail-listname.emailcorp.info]...

    Nothing requires having a website in order to use a domain.
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    Re:Websites vs domain names
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday July 20 2003, @06:57PM (#11993)
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    Agreed, but do you seriously think that many of these registrar domains are being used for such purposes, or any purpose at all other than their presumed traffic drawing and/or resale value

    Look at bondillc.com which wasn't listed as an ICANN accredited registrar until more than a year after sunrise (I asked [dnso.org] Vint Cerf et al about this a year ago and still await any response), yet they were able to grab desirable names (EG: here [gtldregistries.org] is a list of .biz names they snagged).

    This whole thing is a farce and I wish some US based entity would hammer ICANN and their collusive registrars (accredited or otherwise) via the courts and/or relevant government departments, as surely this can't all be legal, but I suppose that's a vain hope as if it was going to happen it presumably would have happened by now. -g

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