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    ICANN and New.Net are Both Running Market Trials
    by Anonymous on Friday October 07 2005, @07:05AM (#16311)
    ICANN and New.Net are Both Running Market Trials

    The domain name market trials are mostly used to
    locate early adopters who will pay small amounts
    of money to buy and park domain names. Once a critical mass develops, like .COM, then the real name service players will enter the scene.

    Pay close attention as Microsoft rolls out the
    Vista name services, as compelling services for
    .COM owners to migrate to the next version of
    Windows.

    In 5 years, you may see some interest in the
    results of the .TRAVEL market trials. At the
    moment, the U.S. Government has restricted
    .TRAVEL via over six million reserved names.
    New.Net can handle those names, along with some
    of the leading-edge ICANN Registrars.

    A new group of .TRAVEL domain name consultants are
    also starting up, they appear as Registrars and
    focus just on making .TRAVEL names work. They
    also have early versions of the .TRAVEL routers
    that get installed in .TRAVEL agent offices.
    Think SABRE, a private VPN for .TRAVEL agents.
    A qualified .TRAVEL domain name consultant knows
    how to register a .TRAVEL name in ALL of the
    .TRAVEL Registry systems, to have wide coverage.

    The .TRAVEL routers are $85, the decision was
    made to go with the units with more memory.

    ICANN is a very small part of the .TRAVEL
    market trials. The Postel Workers Labor Union
    is where a lot of the money goes. Follow the
    money. Some people plan to make a lot of money
    in the .TRAVEL.BIZ. which you probably can not
    enter.
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