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    by simon on Thursday August 14 2003, @11:09AM (#12061)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    Everyone knows that Google is king...but to be listed on the first page for a premium keyword on a smaller keyword isn't bad either.

    Quick is a browser based search engine.
    Browser based keyword searches [type-in anything you want] only work with the plug-in, but both plug-in and ISP enabled users can use anything.search [anything.search.new.net] functionality.nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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    Re:New.net??? by simon
    Quick! search engine
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Thursday August 14 2003, @11:47AM (#12062)
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    Oh, OK, I think I get it (BTW I tried quick.com and it doesn't resolve). So when I tried new-zealand.travel up the thread and it wasn't found I got a Quick! page instead, is that how it works? EG: not having the new.net browser plugin, if I try fnord.shop.new.net (which surprisingly remains unregistered), I get this [new.net] instead. So I take it the Quick search engine is only accessible if you already want a new.net extension domain or have their browser search plugin installed. I doubt that this has equated to 'millions' of searches since its inception.

    As to being 'listed on the first page' you don't say if you mean Google (which doesn't parse the domain name for keywords) or Quick! (which may or may not but doesn't appear to be much used). Either way this seems a rathole that isn't worth following. Regardless of search engine used (other than Quick!), or keyword used, I've never even seen a hit on a new.net domain, let alone followed one, and I suspect I'm in the vast majority. -g

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    Re:Plug-ins a waste of time
    by simon on Thursday August 14 2003, @01:55PM (#12067)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    DUDE! Those plug-ins are piggypacked with popular file-sharing programs like Kazaa. In standard configuration such plug-ins and some other software is installed automatically.

    Don't you Anonymous people read former posts?nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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    Re:New.net = Spyware = BAD! ****PROVE IT****
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Monday August 18 2003, @09:36AM (#12087)
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    Perhaps you should take fewer pills. I never said new.net was spyware, I said it was foistware bundled with spyware via Kazaa. Foistware is an application that comes bundled with another program. You generally (and in Kazaa's case) have to click OK on the licensing agreement for them to install, but as Simon says, if you don't read the fine print that's your problem. It is just this sort of attitude that gives foistware a bad name. And unless it has changed, installing new.net means that it runs most all of the time eating up resources, and removing it completely requires editing the Windows Registry, not something many end-users should or will attempt. There is a kazaa lite available (try that in google) that comes without the foistware and spyware.
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