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    Re: Honest Queston: How many new gTLDs do we need
    by Gregory_Krajewski on Saturday November 10 2001, @08:15AM (#3527)
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    The internet is used for many things, above all I think it's best used to find information. Having said that, I want to be able to find that information in short order...

    If for example (hypothetical), I enter Chair Design in "Google" for example and get the following web addresses:

    (you get the point)

    Which one do you go to??? This is not even mentioning the fact that if I tried to find information about Chair Design by the "type-in" method, how screwed up things could get....

    So you know what would happen....People would probably (eventually) find a site related to "Chair Design" and make it a favorite......those other TLDs will more than likely produce the famous "404 Error" page....in time....

    I wasn't going get into analogies, but I think this will highlight the problem for you.....If you were going to design a website....Would you have links on your page that gave you "one" word....No you have "Home", "News", "Events"....etc, etc....The reasons for doing this are obvious...Now think back to my analogy, "Home", "Home", "Home" (all pointing to different pages, with different content...

    Who is the one with the right answer???..Frankly I won't throw out "flaming" shots, but will let the reader decide...
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    Re: Honest Queston: How many new gTLDs do we need by Gregory_Krajewski
    CHAIR.DESIGN - See http://www.NameSlinger.com
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 10 2001, @08:29AM (#3530)
    CHAIR.DESIGN - See http://www.NameSlinger.com
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    Re: Honest Queston: How many new gTLDs do we need
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Saturday November 10 2001, @12:37PM (#3565)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    And maybe you'll also find lots of other sites pertaining to chair design that don't even have those words in their domain name, like


    etc. You'll have to decide which one to go to based on other factors than just their URL, such as the excerpts of the page shown in the search engine results. You may have to go to several pages before you find one you like. That's the way the Internet has always been. The presence or absence of new TLDs makes no difference to that.
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