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    Re:New.net deserves .Travel
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 05 2003, @09:57AM (#12604)
    Why don't you mention about ISP, registrar and backbone provider partnerships? Maybe this is the thing that you don't want to see.

    And you know very well that plug-in is a temp solution. Catagorizing New.net to a "simple plugin distributor" doesn't help you solve your .web problem. Maybe you should focus on .web more than you're focusing on your Club Drop project.

    That's why New.net is still alive and kicking. They're focusing on what they really want to accomplish.

    Your approach doesn't involve any innovation.
    You're another follower.
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    Re:New.net deserves .Travel by Anonymous
    Re:New.net deserves .Travel
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Wednesday November 05 2003, @10:12AM (#12605)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    Do you mind if I call you Bob? Since you're anonymous, I have to pick a name. So Bob it is.

    So, Bob... it seems very easy for you to make personal attacks from behind an anonymous post. What projects I work on has little bearing on new.net's success or failure. I'm willing to continue the path we've set with .Web. If you disagree, I'm happy for you. Calling me a "follower" must make you feel better about your position. I'm happy for you about that, too.

    But, Bob, sticking to facts - new.net's ISP arrangements are going nowhere, as they're not being advertised. My metric of success is when someone who knows little about the Internet as a whole understands what's available. Nobody knows about New.net because they don't advertise or get the word out. If they wanted to lead in this market, they'd be convincing everyone that they need to switch to a new.net enabled ISP.

    And, Bob, I've told them as much. David Hernand and I spoke many times about this back when new.net was starting up. To date, I've yet to see them make a truly innovative move to get their plans forward. I'm willing to say this on the record and put my name to it. How about you?
    Or shall I just keep calling you Bob?

    Bottom line is - new.net will be pushing plug-ins and ISP deals that lose them money long after ICANN has opened the process. Perhaps new.net will use that open process to get a few of their TLDs into the roots. At that point, they will have done it after burning through cash and deals that would prove to have been irrelevant.

    Time will tell.

    --
    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:New.net deserves .Travel
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 05 2003, @03:27PM (#12617)
    "That's why New.net is still alive and kicking. They're focusing on what they really want to accomplish."

    Yes, they are focusing on pay-per-click schemes. When they first started selling subdomains, back in 2001, they never told that to their customers. They fell short of goals, and couldn't even get the technical end of the registry together. For Chrissake, they couldn't even renew or drop names until over a year after the names expired ... pathetic.
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    Re:New.net deserves .Travel
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 05 2003, @03:59PM (#12618)
    "That's why New.net is still alive and kicking. They're focusing on what they really want to accomplish."

    Wrong. New.net is "alive and kicking" because they were able to attract a bunch of speculators, initially, who wasted lots of money on New.net bullshit names.

    New.net screwed their customers buy losing all credibility as a registry when they failed to provide the very basics of any competant registry.

    Wake up! Everyone wanted to yank .info away from Afilias because Afilias is a piss-poor example of a registry. Well, New.net is exponentially worse.
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