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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

    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
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ".travel launched ?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 07 2005, @07:18AM (#16312)
    ".travel launched
    posted by michael on Friday October 07 2005, @06:42AM

    The headline should really read:

    ".travel launched in the eyes of attorneys"

    1. .travel has been around a long time.
    2. ICANN and the U.S. DOC and D&B and NewStar just decided to cash in on the previous "launch".
    3. .travel will not really be launched
    [in the eyes of consumers] until there are
    millions of .travel agents with posters in
    their offices, that could take several years.
    4. For some people, .travel will really be
    launched when Google or Microsoft add it to
    their tool-bars or browsers.
    5. For another group of people, .travel will be
    launched when it works with their cell-phone.

    Current market research shows that the average
    .NET consumer has no idea that .INFO exists,
    and for that matter .ORG. They type .COM after
    all names, if they type at all.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Where is the List of 6,000,000 ~.TRAVEL Names ?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 07 2005, @07:32AM (#16314)
    Where is the List of 6,000,000 ~.TRAVEL Names ?

    Over 6,000,000 .TRAVEL names are censored by
    the U.S. Government's name agent, ICANN.

    Where is the List of 6,000,000 ~.TRAVEL Names ?

    "About six million names are in the reserved list."


    Certain names such as: country names, key industry words, place names, city names and landmarks, have been reserved. Please refer to the "POLICIES" link to see the complete policies that apply to these reserved names and their registration by the appropriate parties. These names generally cannot be registered through the normal process and must be reserved through special arrangement with .travel.

    About six million names are in the reserved list.
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