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    Re: ICANN doesn't give a crap about old.net
    by simon on Friday November 01 2002, @02:35AM (#9912)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    Yes it could, but ICANN will never do it!
    New.net is no such alt root thing like ARNI or Name.Space.
    New.net is within the USG root (.net TLD).
    About 150 million user can view new.net domain names. About a half of them have access to new.net domain names via the New.net Plug-in. Most of the New.net Plug-ins are distibuted in the US and UK (e.g. download Kazaa and you get the New.net Plug-in). This Plug-in sits ON TOP! of the DNS. If a plug-in users types in e.g. http://www.drugs.shop in his browser bar, this command will be routed to the domain name http://www.drugs.shop.new.NET.

    If ICANN would introduce a .shop TLD, New.net Plug-in user would nevertheless routed to a domain name with the ending .shop.new.net!
    At least 75 million users would see the .shop domains of New.net! even if ICANN would introduce a .shop TLD itself.

    But if ICANN nevertheless decides to intoduce their own .shop TLD, New.net domain name holders would profit from it: The .shop TLD would be more well-known. This would lead to more traffic (e.g. more type-ins for drugs.shop) for New.net .shop domain holders.nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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    Re: ICANN doesn't give a crap about old.net by simon
    Re: ICANN doesn't give a crap about old.net
    by Anonymous on Friday November 01 2002, @03:04AM (#9913)
    ICANN is smart enough to pick new TLDs that will eventually result in a not-so-fond farewell to New.net. Good riddance.
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    Re: ICANN doesn't give a crap about old.net
    by Anonymous on Friday November 01 2002, @03:29AM (#9914)
    ICANN's tlds will not conflict with new.net because "150 million people" do not have access to their fourth level domains. It ICANN wanted to add .shop it could, and there's nothing crap.net can do about it. F them!
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    Re: Adios New.net!
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 02 2002, @09:22AM (#9944)
    The more real TLDs out there, the faster New.net will be history. Good riddance. New.net is a zit on the ass of the domain industry. It's a sham to call New.net a registry, but that's what they call themselves. Rot in hell New.net!


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