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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 08 2001, @11:32AM (#1714)
    You have missed the point. The problem is, without the plug-in your potential (and existing) customers cannot view the site. So it doesn't matter how easy it is to remember.

    Plus, what are you going to do when ICANN decides to release the ".shop" extension sometime in the future? Your current domain "chandelier.shop" is really a 3rd and 4th level domain ("chandelier.shop.new.net" in reality, with the plug-in masking the ".new.net" part), therefore you have no existing right to the actual "chandelier.shop" 2nd level domain if and when it is ever available. Unless an agreement is reached between New.net and ICANN (which doesn't seem likely at this point), somebody else could very easily wind up with that domain........then all your clients that remember your "easy" domain, will be going to some other site.
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    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement by Anonymous
    Re: YANNA, Yet another new.net announcement
    by ldg on Thursday August 09 2001, @05:34AM (#1739)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    While I am not necessarily a proponent of new.net, I have to say that you are incorrect. New.net domains are, in fact, SLDs and not 3lds. They have set it up so that those who do not wish to use the plug-in or do not subscribe to those ISPs who resolve their TLDs can still see those sites by appending .new.net. It does not in any fashion change the fact that those who "point" to their TLD servers via a participating ISP do not need to append .new.net. They have simply added a convenient method for resolution.

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