So new.net has a patent on their system? Big deal. Lots of people have patents on lots of things related to the Internet these days, many of them really stupid. But this patent (whether or not it's valid) isn't being infringed by ICANN or the .travel applicant, since if this application is accepted, .travel will be created as a genuine Internet TLD which may be accessed without requiring any special plugins, patented or otherwise.
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