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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Fri, October 19, 2001 at 3:29 AM GMT (Thu, October 18, 2001 at 8:29 PM PDT)
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Subject: Using web.com

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"1. We don't own web.com, and buying it doesn't make much economic sense in today's market.
2. We're .web, not .web.com - I don't really see the business value here.
3. There are 3rd level domains in web.com that would collide. I'd no more want to bump one of them than I'd want to have a .web registrant give up their .web name."

My replies:
1. When ICANN finally approves .web [whether IOD or somebody else], web.com will lose big market value.  Maybe IOD could use that point to negotiate a web.com buyout price that makes sense.  And offer a stock swap instead of cash.
2. The value of web.com is it allows a new.net type of pseudo-TLD by allowing the mainroot viewers to see .web websites by appending .com to the domain [just like the mainroot viewers can see new.net's altroot TLD websites by appending .new.net to the domain].  This would greatly benefit IOD's clients now.
3.  IOD could arrange buyouts or jointventures among the clients to resolve the colliding subdomains issue.

 

Link: .web.com subdomains.


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