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    Re: SANNA, Still another new.net announcement
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday August 08 2001, @11:22PM (#1725)
    User #2810 Info
    I seem to have again been bitten by the tag span bug. Following is what shows as truncated, on my system at least (pls. complain to that redundancy department if it appears twice on yours)...-g

    4. .kids, whose homepage prominently features new.net. They are a member of the Internet Content Rating Association, an organization which includes a number of individual and group names not unfamiliar to ICANN watchers.

    This mix, which shows that new.net is perhaps not so far out on the fringe as some in ICANN might prefer, brings up an intriguing possibility. What if an ICANN accredited registrar offers new.net names? Register.com is arguably already doing so. ICANN isn't on the best of terms with its ccTLD constituency (amongst others), can it afford to play the heavy with registrars? Given their hands off attitude to date despite some really questionable, even odious, behavior by some registrars, one suspects not. New.net may not have the legs to win a horserace, particularily if it is fixed, but there are increasing signs some players are betting on it to place or show. -g

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    Re: SANNA, Still another new.net announcement
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 09 2001, @06:57AM (#1746)
    Something all forget it here:

    Domain Business is a big dollar maschine.

    registrations in .com declines, and the number of expired domains will bigger than the number of registered domains in the near future.
    All the good .coms are already registered. Therefore the domain sellers must sell something new. See the multilingual domains, .tv, .ws, .mu, .cc, .md, .fm...
    The registrars must sell domains to earn money! Therefore they will also sell New.net domains, if new.net gives them enough money. (New.net raised their prices from $25 to $35, maybe because of the registrars and the ISPs) So they will sell New.net domains wheter they are 3.level domains or not. Look what the registrars did with the multilingual domains!
    They sold domains, but they aren't resolvable until now. Selling New.net Domains wouldn't be bader, even better.

    Also the ISPs smell the money!
    Did the ISP get money from ICANN to reolving their Domains? NO!! New.net will give them money and ISPs will join the New.net, because their aim is to make money.

    Money makes the world go round! Understand it!

    Simon Steinle
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    Re: SANNA, Still another new.net announcement
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 09 2001, @10:33AM (#1756)
    While $35 ism't the standard price, it is a reasonable demand becuase of the exhorbitany amounts of money new.net must pay ISPs and plug-in distribution partners as well as overwhelming costs to market alternative TLDs. In addition this price discourges hording..
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