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    Yes, But ...
    by Anonymous on Monday July 15 2002, @06:44AM (#7860)
    Ray,

    You're right, to a degree. As a speculator, I'll renew my .info and .biz names even if growth in those domains is stagnant at renewal time. After all, .com was available at least several years before the mad peak rush on .com speculation. The mad rush on .com speculation came only after ICANN accredited registrars (other than NSI) to sell it. Before that, only NSI sold it (some names were given away for free before NSI started charging money). Basically, the registrars did the marketing for .com names, NSI had to do nothing, except rake in the cash.

    As new registrars come into the fold, the word will get out about all the domains. I am amazed at the current number of registrars, there are a lot. I don't know how they can all turn a profit, especially with no new TLDs coming out for a while. You see how desperate many of the registrars are, having to resort to fraud, lying, cheating, auctions, and submissions of personal queues instead of customer queues, in order to get some .info name that no one is really sure will be worth anything a year or two from now.

    You may be thinking about .CC, .WS, .TV, and the other country codes that never really caught on. That's because no one really believed in them (commercially) in the first place! They were just the last-ditch alternatives to a .com or .net, and had no real meaining (there is no real meaning with any of the ccTLDs, except the extensions for the industrialized democracies, such as .co.uk, .au, etc.). That's why you can bank on .US's success. .US names are the bargain right now because there's lot's of availability, and many speculators are rather tapped-out from .info and .biz.

    As a speculator, I'll give .info and .biz at least a couple of renewal cycles before writing them off ...






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