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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 08 2001, @06:35AM (#1697)
    Ugh, another story about New.net. How many more times do we have to read about third level domains from this renegade service? New.net is not to be taken seriously.
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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by Jon_Weinberg on Wednesday August 08 2001, @06:39AM (#1698)
    User #16 Info | www.threecats.net
    In fairness, it seems to me there are two factors that make it much easier for new.net to create TLDs than it is for ICANN. The first is that new.net is not responsible to anyone, and seems to feel no need to play well with others. The second is that new.net domain names are not valuable; it's the perceived high value of names in the (artificially constrained) ICANN root, together with a fundamentally misguided sunrise policy, that's led to the fiasco we're seeing in .INFO. Still . . .
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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 08 2001, @06:48AM (#1699)
    I'm a happy New.net customer, and I take them seriously.

    I didn't have to compete with bogus trademark claims. I didn't have to pay for a only a chance to buy a domain name. I didn't have to participate in any type of lottery. I didn't have to wait 5 years to get it. I only bought a simple domain name, for a reasonable price.

    And guess what? I didn't infringe on anybody's trademark.

    My business actually manufactures a product, and therefore is good for the economy. My New.net name is good for my business. I've sold more of my product. You can check it out at Chandelier.shop.

    Companies that manufacture real, tangible goods are the backbone of a healthy economy.

    Dave Corish, Owner

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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by finee on Wednesday August 08 2001, @07:19AM (#1701)
    User #2781 Info | http://www.FineE.com
    Actually ICANN needs to wake up as to what is really going on.

    Yes today new.net launched many new extensions. Translations of thier current extensions. Then there is another company www.NameSlinger.com that allows you to register in virtually any domain extension creating new TLDs on the fly. And they check to see if the TLD is "taken" ie in use by another registry in the inclusive and legacy namespaces to minimize conflicts. So it is very possible to both co-opperate with other organizations and provide a virtually unlimited selection in TLDs.

    When there is plenty to choose from you do not have the issues that have faced .biz, and .info.

    I can see the opposition to the few stunned mice coming from at least two different sources growing and growing fast.
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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 08 2001, @08:10AM (#1703)
    1) New.net has problems. Last time I checked, the New.net plugin crashes RealPlayer/RealJukebox and god knows what other ubiquitously-installed software.

    2) I find it bizarre that the same people constantly ripping into ICANN and the new registries for iniquities and glitches in the TLD rollouts are the same ones that say rolling out new TLDs is easy. If it were that easy, they wouldn't be making such a bloody mess of it - it's not like they're deliberately trying to screw their own business over.

    3) New.net is a B2C play (look at the ISPs it partners with). If it was anyway serious it would go for the B2B market, where all the money is. That's what all the serious registrars do.

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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 08 2001, @09:30AM (#1709)
    I'm not sure how you can compare the 2.

    ICANN has to work all the time, and old.net can shut down anytime.

    I work for a trading firm and the internet has to work every second of every day.

    By old.net terms they don't. Where are you going to put your site, your mail or anything of value.

    name one old.net site that would be considered mission critical.

    old.net is a joke, something to play around with on the weekends. Move over let the big boys by.

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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 08 2001, @10:29AM (#1713)

    ICANN is not production-grade.

    The ICANN TLDs are a "test-bed".

    Check out the Proof-of-Concept aspects of the ICANN TLDs.
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    Re: competition is always healthy
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 08 2001, @11:53AM (#1715)
    new.net may not be as easy to use at this time. But I hope they can grow stronger quickly to compete with ICANN. In this way, ICANN can learn something from new.net. Monopoly is deemed to be corrupt and abusing. New.net should get support from the public even if new.net is pretty new and weak. I hope new.net will spend more dollars to work with Microsoft and Netscape to make downloading their plugin easily. However, it should be cautious that people can not let new.net take your money and run away after they cash in lots of money.

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    SANNA, Still another new.net announcement
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday August 08 2001, @11:11PM (#1724)
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