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    Re:New.net deserves .Travel
    by simon on Wednesday November 05 2003, @12:14PM (#12609)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    Your decision to wait may pay off or not.
    If I look at Atlantic Root with its .biz, at DomainIsland with .info or .name or Name-Space with .info or .museum it is very likely that it will not pay off.
    Btw I think you choose to wait because you have had no other option.
    While your customers had to wait and still have to wait some years to make money, New.net customers can make money right now. With a new.net domain name you get a free listing in their pay-per-click search engine. That means targetted traffic to your new.net domain name
    nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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    Re:New.net deserves .Travel
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Wednesday November 05 2003, @09:12AM (#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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