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    Re: The new.net tortoise plods along
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 04 2001, @04:51PM (#2750)

    Unlike ICANN's experiments, New.Net is not a Proof-of-Concept situation. New.Net has end-to-end ISPs
    directly involved and real people collectively building
    the entire name space. The people are all on the
    edges working equally as opposed to the ICANN
    model where insiders have special privileges and
    are rigging the game. Those insiders also represent
    a single point of failure and they prove they can
    fail every chance they get.

    It might be hard for ICANN watchers to understand what they are seeing, or not seeing with New.Net.
    Because of that, it may appear to them to be a
    tortoise. It appears that ICANN watchers are used
    to having a view from the inside looking out. With
    New.Net, people approach from a distance and join
    the movement as an equal participant. They add
    their value and the collective movement grows.
    That is the Internet way, not the ICANN way.
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    Re: Over 70 million viewers ....
    by Anonymous on Friday October 05 2001, @05:55AM (#2756)
    Is it me, or has this figure just gone up and up and up. I didnt see it drop dramatically as Excite@Home disappeared or any of their other IP marketshares shrank dramatically. Indeed, it seemed that with the news of Excite@Home's demise their counter went up by several million with no news reported as to signing a new ISP or similar.

    That all said, New.net provide a specific service and if people want it they can have it. It's their choice. None of us should make any patronizing comments about how slow or fast they are growing. How could their model grow any faster without literally buying the partnership of virtually every ISP on the planet? Given their model, they have been growing consistently ... even if their growth numbers are perhaps a little suspect given they dont reflect any downturns even when their ISPs go bust ;)

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