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    Re: Why New.net? Because...
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 13 2002, @04:20PM (#5262)
    Have you read anything from what was discussed in other posts? New.net is a fraud. They are taking money for "TLD"s and are really third and fourth level domains. They ran out of money April 2001 & continue to try to bilk from unsuspecting internet users.
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    Re: Why New.net? Because... by Anonymous
    Re: Why New.net? Because...
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday March 13 2002, @06:23PM (#5263)
    User #2810 Info
    New.net has been clear from the beginning about how their domain names work. I first introduced new.net to ICANNWatchers the day they opened for business and have monitored them quite closely ever since. I am not now, nor have I ever been, a new.net registrant, and have never had any other connection to the company. The only claim I can fault them on, and that is fairly recent, is here (the text is part of a .gif picture, not text) which states:
    .SHOP Web address is... great domain for search engine rankings
    There are over 500 so-called 'search engines' online, from Google to outright scams and spam harvesters. None of the top 10 search engines, which account for over 95% of all online searches, give any preference to new.net names for search engine rankings, indeed, they will only accept submissions of EG: foobar.shop.new.net, not foobar.shop.

    This has been pointed out to new.net by their own registrants but they continue to make what I consider to be a false (or at the very least, misleading) claim.

    As to them running out of money in April 2001, their continued existence almost a year later seems to refute that claim. Perhaps you are thinking of ICANN who claims to be poverty stricken. -g

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