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    Re: How are the new TLDs doing so far?
    by RFassett on Friday July 12 2002, @06:15AM (#7809)
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    I think at least part of the reason for the new TLD expansion round was for average members of the global community to have the opportunity to register new, short memorable names that no longer existed in .com (other than at exhorbitant aftermarket prices) towards the goal of influencing content development and distribution (and further market place competition where short, memorable .com names would not carry such an inherent and exclusive advantage).

    Now, where in the .biz and info arena (i.e. launch) did this actually happen? Since average members of the Interent community are not going to bother to learn how to register a domain name the very split second it becomes available or can possibly hope to compete with the very miniscule percentage of those that do, how is there any way to quantify whether the new TLD's will have the short term result of new content development and distribution? The speculators will quickly point out that THIS is the role they play for the market place (getting them into the right hands). It's truly ridiculous especially the way this environment gets twisted around to infer no market demand exists from the mass population (as if the the registrant of freemovietheatertickets.com would not prefer theatertickets.move or movietickets.free or freetickets.shop etc etc at competitive retail pricing).
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    Re: How are the new TLDs doing so far?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday July 12 2002, @07:10AM (#7812)
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    Good work Dan, though you don't explicitly answer the question in the headline. I take it not very well wouldn't be too far amiss? Another resounding success ICANN can point to to justify its existence. -g
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    Re: I Don't Understand The Numbers
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday July 12 2002, @10:38AM (#7822)
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    The numbers in my report are the number of hits returned by Google within the given domain. This can greatly exceed the number of actual domains registered, because each indexed page within a site is a separate hit. The number can also be less than the number of domains registered, if most of the registered domains aren't being used to resolve to any Web site at all. Thus, it's one measure of the extent to which a particular TLD is actually being used to provide information accessible to the Web.
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    Re: How are the new TLDs doing so far?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday July 16 2002, @08:08AM (#7898)
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    See the thread here. Did ICANN accredit Eugene Kashpureff as a registrar? Ha ha, too funny. Perhaps his court sentence required him to do community service.

    BTW, the R-216 I mentioned seems to be a typo (why can't Afilias dynamically update the page from their own database, ohhh, stupid question, they can't do anything right), but I've saved the dated source and a screengrab just for grins. And I think it's wholly appropriate that Afilias registrars carry callnumbers that sound like WWII Nazi submarines, as these sneaky ICANN accredited registrars have now torpedoed any vestige of first come first served when it comes to serving the public fairly and equitably. -g

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