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    Re: How are the new TLDs doing so far?
    by RFassett on Friday July 12 2002, @07:04AM (#7811)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    just for a little common sense research:

    freetickets.info: parked at Domain Zoo registered since Sept landrush

    movietickets.info: now part of info LR2

    theatertickets.info: same registrant as freetickets.info; registered in September LR

    freetickets.biz: Re-direct registered during landrush

    movietickets.biz: "coming soon"; registered during landrush

    freemovies.biz: parked at Domain Bank; registered during landrush.

    So, exactly how can anyone possibly tell from this that the registrant of freemovietheatertickets.com would not opt to any of the above if given the opportunity (excluding the option of paying above normal retail via aftermarket)....let alone a desire to register something like freetickets.movie as a replacement to their 23 character .com domain name? Obviously, the registrant of the easy-to-remember freetickets.com could not possibly be more pleased at the "results" of the first round addressing expansion process.
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    Re: How are the new TLDs doing so far?
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Friday July 12 2002, @07:13AM (#7813)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    Without sufficient expansion, the speculators take up the short memorable names.

    2 new gTLDs does not sufficient expansion make.

    20 might not even do it, though one might argue that point.

    200 would do it quite nicely, thank you.

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    Re: How are the new TLDs doing so far?
    by Anonymous on Friday July 12 2002, @08:21AM (#7818)
    Hey Ray,

    If market demand existed, from the mass population, that mass population would get smart, fast, and learn how to buy short, meaningfull domains, upon launch, for initial cost (not resale).

    My point is: Demand will increase, proportionately with the success of speculators. Many netizens know nothing of domain names, until a speculator quickly educates them of the value and potential uses for a good domain name. After the speculator-netizen relationship occurs, at very least you have one or more new domain watchers, those who would fuel the demand for new TLDs, because they now know the value, and the relative ease, just by watching a few industry forums.

    If ICANN and the registries did their job marketing the new domains, speculators wouldn't have it as easy as they do now. Go ahead, release 8 billion new TLDs now, like Peter Barron suggests. Do that, and you'll make speculating a good long term investment. The number of existing domain extensions doesn't determine if speculators succeed or fail, the ignorance of the average netizen is the determining factor. My web host only knows about .info because he's hosting one of my .info sites. Otherwise, he'd be just as ignorant about it as my dead grandmother.

    The IP constituency must be going nuts at the thought of any new TLDs. Can you imagine all the billable lawyer hours just chasing new domain names?
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    Re: How are the new TLDs doing so far?
    by Anonymous on Friday July 12 2002, @09:21AM (#7820)
    Psychic reading indicated legal action being considered vs questionable sunrise actors.
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    Why have an "IBM Clone" PC when you can have a rea
    by Anonymous on Sunday July 14 2002, @05:19AM (#7845)
    When people think of computers, they think of IBM. IBM is the leader in PCs. Getting anything other than an IBM PC is foolish. Most people do not even know of other brand PCs. Who knows if non-IBM PCs would even work properly? IBM has the market share. IBM has the brand recognition. Don't waste your time with non-IBM PCs, they will never amount to much.

    early 1980's

    No one knows extensions other than .com. The other extensions will never amount to anything.

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