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I really don't see how Dot Travel can be approved by ICANN

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  • Subject: I really don't see how Dot Travel can be approved by ICANN
  • From: "Greg Krajewski" <gkrajews@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 21:55:12 -0600

You don't want to introduce a sTLD that will collide with an existing system 
such as New.net's.  Although it's unclear how many computer's out there have 
the New.net "software" on their systems, it wouldn't be a good idea to work off 
the assumption that there won't be problems.  

I find it Ironic that New.net never applied for the dot travel name for 
themselves.  They say on their website they wanted to work with ICANN system, 
and they had their chance, but I don't believe I see their application 
anywhere.  Maybe the New.net zealots can try to explain that.  Here is my 
opinion as to why they didn't:  (1)  They know ICANN won't approve an existing 
registry,  and (2)  They don't want to waste the money to try. 

It's unfortunate.  I would recommend that IATA try for Dot Agent... Oops, 
New.net has that one too.  

NOTE:  I really think the travel industry deserves the dot travel name, as 
technically they laid claim to dot travel when they first applied and got 
denied back in 2001.  That trumps New.net's .travel.new.net every day of the 

Gregory W. Krajewski

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