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Username: Lottery Winner
Date/Time: Thu, October 4, 2001 at 1:05 AM GMT
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Subject: millions of .com names being deleted for nonpayment


All kinds of .coms are still available, in addition millions are being deleted for non payment. Most of these are names that were probably bought by investors that could not justify paying for them.

The confusion is not minimal. The problem is not so much the confusion between,,,  and in and of itself, for example. The greatest detraction to DNS entries being memorable is that for every url that you remember that is in a different TLD from the others that you remember, it becomes more difficult to remember which 2nd level is in which TLD. The end result is that it is more diffult to remember as many urls.

This problem was not present with the initial com net org because global distinction applied to the registrants. .info and .biz attempt to blur any distinction.   


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