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    .JOBS will be .JOB **After** the Market Trial
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 16 2004, @10:02AM (#14586)
    .JOBS will be .JOB **After** the Market Trial

    Because of the problems with 4-letter TLDs and
    because plurals will end up all over the place,
    the .JOBS TLD used in the Proof-of-Concept
    Market Trial will be .JOB if it ever becomes
    a real TLD. [Real TLD = Recognized by Focus
    Group Interviewees from all walks of life.]

    One of the main goals of the Proof-of-Concept
    Market Trials is to develop a list of potential
    customers. The .JOBS TLD can do that for the .JOB TLD. One of the requirements ICANN has is
    that the customer lists have to be released
    and do not belong to the people involved in
    the Market Trials.

    Note, ICANN still has not launched a TLD that
    has reached critical mass. Even the .INFO TLD
    is not widely used or widely known. Focus Group
    Interviewees keep placing a .COM to the right
    of the .INFO when asked to enter a URL. It may
    take a generation or two of children to grow up
    with new TLDs before they are widely adopted.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "Didn't Cerf say 4 letter Tlds don't work?"
    by Anonymous on Friday December 17 2004, @02:03AM (#14592)
    "Didn't Cerf say 4 letter Tlds don't work?"

    ICANN will take any glitch and showcase it to
    justify their absurd policies of go-slow and
    expand at a snail's pace.

    What ICANN does not seem to understand is that,
    they, ICANN, actually **create** the motivation
    for people to route around them. A large part
    of the Internet motivation has been to route
    around the traditional telco bloat. It is ironic
    that new Voice/Data services coming from the
    old traditional telcos are being designed to
    route around the ISOC regulatory bloat.

    Cerf can tell people anything he wants with
    regard to 4-letter TLDs. Some people will drop
    to their knees, rip the power cords of their
    servers from the wall, and spend the rest of
    their lives apologizing for almost bringing the
    net down. Others (with education) will just
    laugh at Cerf and route around him. Your choice.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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