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    Re: New alternate root scam? The Mobile TLD
    by mobiletld on Wednesday June 12 2002, @09:47AM (#7128)
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    The Mobile TLD system created to serve the Mobile Internet certainly needs the alliance of the mobile service providers OR manufacturers of mobile devices. Best if we have both.

    'About Our System' in Mobile TLD http://www.mwonder.com indicates clearly the benefits for all participants in the
    Mobile Internet, incl. for operators and manufacturers, once Mobile TLD becomes fully functional.
    We, at Mobile TLD will continue with our developmental START UP period and trust that both Operators and Manufacturers will opt for the convenience of mobile users.

    Our services reduce the access time to the mobile sites. For comparison sake:

    Present route:

    Mobile User --> Mobile Operator --> ICANN --> Registrar1, if not -- > Registrar2, if not --> .... RegistrarN --> Mobile Site Hosting.

    Mobile TLD system:

    Mobile User --> Mobile Operator --> Mobile TLD --> Mobile Site Hosting.

    Developing and installing in the mobile devices a new generation of browsers allowing for ROOT DNS settings will enable the mobile users to access new extensions like
    (http://www.mwonder.com, http://www.new.net, http://www.i-dns.net, http://www.nativenames.net ...).

    Mobile TLD administered domains will be fully functional after October 2, 2002, when payment commences. For more information see Mobile TLD Registration Process.

    Public Relations

    Mobile TLD
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    Re: New alternate root scam? The Mobile TLD by mobiletld
    Re: New alternate root scam? The Mobile TLD
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 12 2002, @10:38AM (#7129)
    Yawn ....
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    Re: New alternate root scam? The Mobile TLD
    by Undecided on Wednesday June 12 2002, @01:46PM (#7134)
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    Too much marketing in that post, and not enough realism.

    My accusation that you're a scam stems from 3 factors:

    1) You're trying to solve a problem that doesn't exists. Nobody significant has complained about the mobile namespace overlapping with the desktop namespace.

    2) Whether or not people want a new namespace, your proposed solution doesn't make much sense. If the Example Corporation wants to make a WAP site, using "example.com.wap" doesn't present a signifciant advantage over "wap.example.com". It just costs more money. (And some of your TLDs are just silly. End-users don't need to know the difference between HDML and other WAP sites.)

    3) I can't emphasize this one enough: You have no industry support. No service provider, no manufacturer, no anybody. You're asking for money for domains that nobody can see. (And you can't even have an end-user based solution like new.net's, since most of the potential users aren't able to access their software to install a plugin.)

    If you think the wireless companies are going to jump on board, you're delusional. If you're asking money for a service you can't possibly provide, you're scamming people.
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