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    Re:New.net deserves .Travel
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 05 2003, @10:35AM (#12606)
    You can call me Bob. I liked that. Why are you so furious? :)

    Oh btw, don't worry about the money that New.net is burning (if they are really burning). Just focus on your .web project. Jealousy doesn't help you solve your .web problems.

    True, time will tell
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    Re:New.net deserves .Travel
    by simon on Wednesday November 05 2003, @01:45PM (#12611)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    Why should anyone advertise these ISPs arrangements? The bubble is years behind. The average Internet user does not know about .info, .biz, .pro, .aero, .museaum, aero, .coop, too. New.net did it right to not burn the money they have.
    You have not seen any truly innovative move to get their plans forward? Maybe you should look closer. They do the wildcard thing which Verisign had to dismiss for a long time now. They bundle their plug-in with highly popular software. They offer their registrants a free listing within their ppc search engine. Has any registry done this before?
    You must be ignorant. You say they loose money. That is totally wrong. New.net is profitable for over a year now. You may read their press releases. I hear you say:"I don't give a shit about press releases". Okay, then think about what Verisign could earn with its wildcard/sitefinder service. It could be about 100 million p.a. New.net is doing the same thing with their plug-in. There are about 100 million via plug-in enabled New.net users out there. Now think about how much money one could make with this user base or more precisely with the error traffic of these users.
    Bottom line is - new.net does making money and ICANN cannot introduce a TLD which collides to a New.net TLD because those 100 million user will still be routed the the New.net version of that TLD. Nice ;-)
    nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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