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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


"1. We don't own, and buying it doesn't make much economic sense in today's market.
2. We're .web, not - I don't really see the business value here.
3. There are 3rd level domains in 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], will lose big market value.  Maybe IOD could use that point to negotiate a buyout price that makes sense.  And offer a stock swap instead of cash.
2. The value of is it allows a 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's altroot TLD websites by appending 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.


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