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Username: challenge
Date/Time: Thu, October 4, 2001 at 1:39 AM GMT
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Subject: I agree most aren't, except for INFO, here is why


        TLDs serve a basic purpose and that is mental indexing, I agree that everybody is suffering from a severe case of over-saturation and that is exactly why INFO will fly and BIZ is going no where.

By far the widest use of the Internet as a whole revolves around searches of all kinds. Before INFO you did one of three things:
1. Guessed a name/destination (not very efficient)
2. Used a Search Engine (much better but still requires more filtering)
3. Got referred to a link (word of mouth or some effective/expensive  advertising). 

In the future (provided the perception is favorable) people should potentially type the-desired-topic.INFO and then use a search engine as an alternative.

For what it's worth, here is a prediction: big indexers and search portals like the Yahoos of this world will have to gobble up hundreds of INFO names in order to get a lock on what could amount to be their biggest potential threat to date. Somewhere someone will figure out that if you create a certain standard for INFO sites and create a network of those you could potentially create the largest most enduring destination on the web. Aggregation will be the key and if those guys haven't realized this yet in a few months this will become the "party line"

Now before you get all stary eyed with $$$ signs remember the rules have changed and the days of the 6 figure domain name are long gone, but that's an entirely different topic.

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