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"1. We don't own web.com, and buying it doesn't make much economic sense in today's
2. We're .web, not .web.com - I don't really see the business value here.
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."
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.
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.