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    Re: How the New TLDs Can Go from Failure to Succes
    by dixxy88 on Monday April 29 2002, @04:14PM (#6093)
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    Ok, I have another thought. www.new.net is a company that offers 29 other top level domains. I have spoken to their legal department in regards to the fact that they are not yet ICANN accredited, although they tried to assure me that they soon would be. If this were the case, is there any reason to think that this might be an entire new approach to the way corporations promote domains? The corporation that I work for (30,000 employees) did not have a centralized domain registry or domains manager prior to one year ago when I accepted the role. As it was easier for business units to register their own domains as opposed to figuring out a realistic solution, I discovered that my company had in the neighbourhood of 400 domains, plus another 200 or so in acquisition companies from 2000 & 2001. So I am left with a pile of domains that I need to reduce, and am trying to get a grasp on the potential future of the way that corporate America might use top level domains. My thought is that I am wondering if it is possible that if .com is a company's primary website, could other top level domains potentially be used in the way that redirects or subdomains are currently used?

    Here's what New.net is offering:
    .agent
    .arts
    .auction
    .chat
    .church
    .club
    .family
    .free
    .game
    .golf
    .inc
    .law
    .llc
    .llp
    .love
    .ltd
    .med
    .mp3
    .school
    .scifi
    .shop
    .soc
    .sport
    .tech
    .travel
    .video
    .xxx

    I am one of the over protective corporations that did register all of these to protect our intellectual properties and master brand from cyber squatters. I figured that 1 year might be time enough to determine what would happen with all of this.

    Does anyone have thoughts on this? Has anyone heard of people using these other top level domains? Also, does anyone know of any conferences or organizations which be useful for a domains manager?

    Thanks!
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    Re: How the New TLDs Can Go from Failure to Succes
    by RFassett on Monday April 29 2002, @05:51PM (#6094)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    Does anyone have thoughts on this?

    yes...registering every secondlevel.tld for the sole purpose of protecting a trademark right is a waste of money since UDRP is a tool to prevent this. Continuing with the practice is cybersquatting (and a waste of money). One might call it misappropriation of company resources.
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