You can see for yourselves that NEW.net domain names
are not only functional, but they're popularity is growing fast. No official
numbers have been publicly released, but estimates put the number of names registered
by NEW.net at well over 50,000 and growing every minute.
has over 1700 affiliates marketing their domain names and the plug-in necessary for
viewing the NEW Internet without a supporting ISP. With the 40 million Internet
users that have or very soon will have access to these 20 new domains without even
trying, NEW.net is turning into a cyclone just off the coast of the mainstream Internet.
(Most of those 40 million are in the U.S. by the way, and over 21 million currently
have access to NEW.net domains without lifting a finger).
In the mean time, you
non-believers can get an idea of the e-land rush that NEW.net has seen by visiting
a site where you'll find a breakdown of how many of the 125 most popular prospective
domain names are already registered under NEW.net's 20 gTLD's. Aren't dot-shop, dot-kids,
dot-tech, dot-club, dot-inc, dot-mp3, dot-law, dot-med, and the other NEW.net domains
much more relevant and useful than dot-museum or dot-coop?
For those dinosaurs
among you that are reluctant to spend three seconds downloading and installing the
NEW.net plug-in, you can still see the NEW Internet through OLD-net subdomains by
appending dot-new dot-net to the NEW.net domain names (these matching subdomains
and URL forwarding are both included as part of what you get for the registration
So, who would like to have an URL like www.LongAndElaborateGolfProShop.com
or www.GolfProShopIrrelevantTLD.coop when you can have www.pro.shop? Why wait
for ICANN('t)? NEW.net, NOW!
Consider the monetary interest aimed at maintaining
the status quo of Internet naming. Whose interests are being served by the
addition of new gTLD's? Small business and individuals who can't and won't
spend $7,000,000 for an artificially scarce domain name like business.com are hurt
by holding up the deployment of new gTLD’s. Huge corporate entities that wish
to extend their intellectual property rights (trademark) beyond the bounds of law
are in a position to cause delays in the addition of gTLD’s.
is all about the free and quick exchange of information. It is not prime real
estate in downtown Manhattan. It is virtually infinite. Why is it being
strangled by a few archaic gTLD’s and a slow-coming handful of irrelevant tokens?
I say again, why wait for ICANN('t) when you can be part of the NEW.net NOW?
live the NEW Internet! Long live the revolution!
(Yes, that's right, a one character domain.)