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Username: csingleton
Date/Time: Sat, May 12, 2001 at 11:57 PM GMT
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Subject:'s competing 20 new gTLD's are gaining ground.


        You can see for yourselves that 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 at well over 50,000 and growing every minute. already 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, 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 domains without lifting a finger).

In the mean time, you non-believers can get an idea of the e-land rush that 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'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 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 plug-in, you can still see the NEW Internet through OLD-net subdomains by appending dot-new dot-net to the domain names (these matching subdomains and URL forwarding are both included as part of what you get for the registration fee).

So, who would like to have an URL like or when you can have  Why wait for ICANN('t)?, 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 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. 

The Internet 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 NOW?

Long live the NEW Internet!  Long live the revolution!

(Yes, that's right, a one character domain.)



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