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    .BIZ can NOT be like .COM, .BIZ promised not to be
    by Anonymous on Monday July 26 2004, @04:49AM (#14034)
    .BIZ can not be like .COM because JVTeam (Neustar)
    claimed "such a space currently is lacking".

    If .BIZ is just like .COM, then .BIZ is not

    http://www.icann.org/tlds/biz4/TLDPolicyPropbiz.ht m
    I.2 TLD String (RFP Section E2)

    JVTeam proposes to establish .biz as a domain space on the Internet for commercial use. Such a space currently is lacking.

    JVTeam proposes to offer registry services for the .biz TLD as an unsponsored, restricted TLD. .biz domain names will be offered for registration by businesses for commercial uses only and not for personal use. The TLD shall be restricted to any individual, organization, or entity that desires to advertise their business and/or conduct commercial activities on the Internet.

    As an additional value added service, JVTeam proposes to offer the option for these businesses to elect to register certain information with a participating ICANN-accredited registrar to allow registrars to create business directories for consumers to easier locate the registrant on the Internet. Such information may include, but is not limited to, a description of the business, its corresponding SIC code, the number of employees, the location of the headquarters, etc. This opt-in information will be stored by the JVTeam in a file that will be made available to the public at no fee. It is envisioned that such information will be compiled by entrepreneurial businesses that will repackage and add to the information in new and innovative ways to provide a value-added offering of their own.

    These innovative uses will provide for an excellent “proof of concept” for new functionality and address currently unmet needs using the DNS.
    =================== .BIZ was claimed to be a "proof of concept".
    It appears nothing was proved. The experiment
    has failed.
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    .BIZ can NOT be like .COM, .BIZ promised not to be by Anonymous

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