Survey of Usage of the .BIZ TLD
Date: Monday June 24 2002, @10:08AM
Topic: New gTLDs

edelman@law.harvard. writes "Professor Zittrain and I have recently examined a variety of data about registrations in .BIZ. Our major findings are as follows:"

  • At least 74% of currently registered .BIZ domains provide no web content or provide only error messages or placeholders.
  • Approximately 25% of .BIZ registrations are registered to the same organization that registered the corresponding .COM, and such domains are about one-third less likely to provide substantive web content than domains registered by someone without a corresponding .COM registration.
  • A large number of .BIZ domains fail to comply with .BIZ registry anti-warehousing policies, suggesting that such policies are not being effectively enforced.
  • Registrar market shares vary substantially between .BIZ and other TLDs; while the largest .COM, .NET, and .ORG registrars have large shares of .BIZ, certain other registrars also service many .BIZ names.

Our work to date is available at
   http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/tlds/001/.

Benjamin Edelman
Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Harvard Law School

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Re: Survey of Usage of the .BIZ TLD
by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday June 24 2002, @11:48AM (#7424)
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This is what happens when you perpetuate artificial scarcity.

If ICANN would merely continue to create new TLDs as registries are ready to run them, you would find speculation quickly disappearing as it would become rather unprofitable.

++Peter
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Re: Survey of Usage of the .BIZ TLD
by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday June 24 2002, @08:47PM (#7436)
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Peter isn't bitter, Peter is sadly disappointed.

Peter's current client, whom Peter advises, is also sadly disappointed.

Peter thinks that ICANN would be better served in a smaller role and with clearly articulated guidelines and limits.

Peter had better stop referring to Peter in the third person right soon.

++Peter
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Re: Survey of Usage of the .BIZ TLD
by RFassett on Tuesday June 25 2002, @07:48AM (#7447)
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sure, like buymusicfrommetoday.com is not confusing vs. buymusic.shop. I am sure buymusic.com would agree with this logic as would the .com registry.
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