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    Re: .NAME == Yawn...jeez, register in .COM - costs
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday January 16 2002, @05:55AM (#4663)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    You do have full control of your .name domain, just as in any other TLD. It's third level rather than second, but that's no different than .co.uk, etc. If you own john.doe.name, you can use it for all the same things you could use johndoe.com, including email like me@john.doe.name. It's only if you want an email address under the second level name like john@doe.name that you have to pay extra for it.

    And, for some people (including myself), the use of .com for a personal site has always been somewhat bothersome even if it was the lesser-of-evils of the TLDs, since we don't particularly want our personal sites to be at an address that implies that it's a commercial entity (though it's not an organization, university, government, etc. either, so the other TLDs don't fit). .name makes some sense in that case.
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    Re: .NAME == Yawn...jeez, register in .COM - costs by dtobias
    Re: .NAME == Yawn...jeez, register in .COM - costs
    by Anonymous on Thursday January 17 2002, @06:15AM (#4669)
    Conceptually, .name is too norrow to use.
    It just doesn't make much sense.
    bill.clinton.name? what does that mean?
    Does that mean this site explains something about
    the name of bill clinton?

    If that is for individual use, better
    have a TLD like .ind, that makes more sense.
    whatever.ind means this site is operated by individuals.

    good luck. But just don't try to fool people into
    buying such .name domain names by saying " a must have domain name"
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