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    Re: Another Alternative Root TLD .USA slated to bi
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 07 2001, @12:08PM (#3450)
    i wonder what every happened to good old john palmer? maybe he gave his .usa registry away?
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    Re: Another Alternative Root TLD .USA slated to bi
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 07 2001, @02:46PM (#3451)
    As a Brit (non-lawyer) living in the US, I can tell you that UK/EU consumer protection law appears to be way more balanced in favor of the consumer than Stateside. Either that, or the US has way more con-artists than over the pond.
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    Re: Another Alternative Root TLD .USA slated to bi
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 07 2001, @04:56PM (#3452)
    I was able to bring up web pages from .usa sites without any changes to my browsers (Konqueror and Internet Explorer 6). Of course, that's probably because I use one of the inclusive root systems.

    % telnet map.usa 80
    Trying 209.204.39.104...
    Connected to map.usa.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    get
    <DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
    <HTML>≶HEAD>
    <TITLE>501 Method Not Implemented</TITLE>
    </HEAD>
    <H1>Method Not Implemented</H1>
    get to / not supported.<P>
    Invalid method in request get<P>
    <HR>
    <ADDRESS>Apache/1.3.14 Server at www.123.usa Port 80</ADDRESS>
    </BODY></HTML>
    Connection closed by foreign host.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Lets be Patriotic, not idiotic . . .
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 07 2001, @08:26PM (#3453)
    I am having visions of an unrelated (I hope) company that made bold promises. Remember XTNS?

    Anyway, lets take a look at:
    http://www.dotusa.com/faq.phtml

    For each .usa domain name registered there is an annual fee of $59 [Fifty Nine Bucks! - are you kidding?]

    As soon as you register a .usa domain name, it is stored on a Network of Global DNS servers until activation in 2002 [Is this because the technology to resolve these "domains" doesnt exist now? Are we simply being sold a promise? Like I said, we have seen this before]

    Why not pay $10.00 for a .info, .biz or .com that works now? If you want to be patriotic, spend that $10.00 with an American registrar and donate the $49.00 you saved to your favorite charity or use it to support our military men and women.



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    Re: Another Alternative Root TLD .USA slated to bi
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 08 2001, @12:14AM (#3454)
    This sounds like a scam to me. .USA is not based in the USA, it is not supported by ICANN, requires a browser plug in (which means it will never become fully accepted like the new tlds .info & .biz) and is more worthless than some cctld names.

    Save your money on extensions that work.
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    Re: Another Alternative Root TLD .USA slated to bi
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 08 2001, @09:30AM (#3470)
    http://www.adns.net

    Free Yourself and Your Website from the .COM Rut
    Define Yourself or Be Defined

    Welcome to AGN Domain Name Service

    Register your .USA, .EARTH, .Z or .AMERICA Domain Today
    only $14.95/year


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    Re: Another Alternative Root TLD .USA slated to bi
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 08 2001, @06:43PM (#3472)
    And now I'm receiving SPAMvertising from dotusa trying to sell their non-domains.

    What a class operation.
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    Re: Same people as the fake ".sex"?
    by Anonymous on Friday November 09 2001, @09:17AM (#3488)
    Looks like the same people in the UK who launched the fake ".sex" registry. Same promises, same price per name per annum.
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