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    Re:.travel "top level domains" ... deja vue?
    by ldg on Saturday June 04 2005, @09:45PM (#15455)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    I have to wonder how new.net will handle this one. :) They've said in the past that they are friendly with ICANN. Let's just see how friendly they are now. Will they simply dump their registrants in favor of the ICANN .travel? Will they pursue legal action? What will they do about the collision in the DNS namespace? Will their plug-in differentiate and allow choice?

    All I can say is "stay tuned." It could be interesting. ICANN stated they would choose any TLD they pleased and would not recognize existing TLD's in any other root. They hurt a lot of people with the .biz fiasco and will now do the same with .xxx and .travel. What's next I wonder.

    As for .xxx, well I wouldn't expect Jason H. to just lie down and take it either. That's another one that will be interesting to watch.
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    Re:.travel "top level domains" ... deja vue? by ldg
    .TRAVEL "the collision in the DNS namespace?"
    by Anonymous on Sunday June 05 2005, @05:07AM (#15456)
    "the collision in the DNS namespace?"

    What collision ?

    1. .TRAVEL will be built one SLD Name at a time.

    2. The ICANN version of .TRAVEL does not allow the obvious names of high value without a lot of time and red-tape being used. That will give NEW.NET a chance to gain market-share. Note, ICANN's .TRAVEL
    is ALREADY changing their plan because they see
    they are falling behind before they even start.
    They are clueless.

    3. .TRAVEL will be built one SLD Name at a time.

    4. There are .TRAVEL routers built on the WRT54GS
    WIFI hardware base. They are for .TRAVEL agents
    who like to buy gear (like SABRE Terminals) to
    have *exclusive* access to the best .TRAVEL deals.
    They could not care less whether Worldcon Cerf and
    the Crocker brothers approve of the names they
    use.

    5. .TRAVEL will be built one SLD Name at a time.

    6. .COM is still King. All of the .TRAVEL efforts
    will combine to help educate the general public
    in the coming MARKET TRIALS. ICANN just does
    Proof-of-Concept Market Trials, not REAL TLDs.
    Read the ICANN contracts and the DOC MOUs.

    7. .TRAVEL will be built one SLD Name at a time.

    8. NEW.NET has ICANN Registrars in place NOW and
    all of the infrastructure ready to roll. Unlike,
    .BIZ, it is not all run by some wacko blonde
    with a PC. The .USA market is the only market
    that matters at this stage of the game. ICANN
    may try to educate the world with their communist
    views but that will not sell in the .US market.

    9. .TRAVEL will be built one SLD Name at a time.

    10. Repeat the above for .XXX
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:.travel "top level domains" ... deja vue?
    by Anonymous on Sunday June 05 2005, @05:39AM (#15459)
    Will they simply dump their registrants in favor of the ICANN .travel?

    You seem to be assuming that .TRAVEL will be a
    large name-space.

    You are also assuming that .TRAVEL name owners will
    not be educated and will be easily "dumped".

    Try dumping just ONE of the players.
    http://www.Florida-TRAVEL.com
    http://ww w.Florida.TRAVEL

    It does not matter what ICANN does. The software
    finds the valid owner of Florida.TRAVEL.
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