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    by Anonymous on Thursday November 18 2004, @10:44AM (#14453)
    TheGlobe.com/VoiceGlo is a Voice-over IP company. What business do they have running .travel? What experience do they have running a TLD? This doesn't make any sense. ICANN should not permit Tralliance to sell itself to TheGlobe.
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    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Friday November 19 2004, @07:50AM (#14458)
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    Anon writes:
    TheGlobe.com/VoiceGlo is a Voice-over IP company. What business do they have running .travel?
    From the voiceglo about us webpage [voiceglo.com] (emphasis mine):
    voiceglo is a subsidiary of theglobe.com, Inc. (OTCBB:TGLO), and was founded by Michael S. Egan (founder of Alamo-Rent-a-Car and Certified Vacations) and Edward A. Cespedes, a former investment banker with J.P. Morgan.
    So I suppose that is a travel link of sorts. Forbes has this [forbes.com] to say about Egan, whom they had listed in 400 Richest Americans:
    Mr. Egan is also Chairman of Certified Vacations, a privately held wholesale travel company which was founded in 1980. Certified Vacations specializes in designing, marketing and delivering vacation packages.
    They seem particularily cozy [forrelease.com] with Delta, the Air Line [miami.com], not the faucet company.

    As for TheGlobe.com, I thought I remembered them as a free website hosting company a la GeoCities.com so I went and checked archive.org [archive.org] and sure enough, they did that and various other things from 1998 until mid 2003 (the archive.org spew is here [archive.org] but due to the way archive.org displays URLs it may not load, if not just use the archive.org link and enter theglobe.com in the WayBack Machine). I believe they were second to GeoCities, hosting tens of thousands of free websites. One wonders if they all just winked out one day.

    And the description of their VoIP service sounds like it includes a universal phone number. GAK! Will they go after .enum next? -g


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