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    Re: Engage this
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday April 11 2002, @06:06AM (#5809)
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    Anon writes:
    They still haven't provided the facts on how many New.net domains have been registered, and by how many people (I think there are less than in the smallest new tlds combined).
    There were reports in the first months after their release that new.net had sold in the range of 40,000 names. That is certainly more than the smallest new TLDs combined. It is also more than some of the repurposed ccTLDs. New.net then stopped giving figures. They are a private business. They are under no obligation to disclose figures (for that matter many TLDs in ICANN's root don't disclose figures). While new.net doesn't have any exactly analogous competitors, they are competing with other businesses in a general sense. It is certainly up to them as to what information they wish to disclose. Regardless, I don't think the number of registered names is near as crucial as the number of names used to provide content that isn't available elsewhere. Using this latter metric I think new.net has largely been a failure.
    New.net has been out of money for a long long time.
    You, and/or others (all Anonymous) keep saying that. If this were true, how could they continue to operate? If they can't operate without money then they would have disappeared, but they haven't. So this long and oft repeated statement must be false. In the alternative, if true, they can apparently operate for a long long time without money, so what is to stop them from continuing to operate without money?
    It is really time that we ignored them and stopped wasting our time discussing them.
    Make up your mind. I imagine by the time this thread gets really really old that there will be a new report about how new.net has been operating without money for a long long time and we can start over. Please disengage your keyboard, pull off the infobahn, and enroll in an elementary course in logic. -g
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