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Username: cambler
Date/Time: Fri, October 19, 2001 at 5:02 AM GMT (Thu, October 18, 2001 at 9:02 PM PST)
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Subject: I still don't get it

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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.

  Why don't we just register uf83dke73k.com for $35 instead?

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.

  Why don't we just make our .web domains also resolve under webtld.com instead?

3.  IOD could arrange buyouts or jointventures among the clients to resolve the colliding subdomains issue.

  Why don't we ignore the collisions and continue to do what we're doing now: demonstrating a working registry?     

Christopher Ambler
CTO, Image Online Design, Inc.
The .Web Internet Domain Registry
http://webtld.com


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