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Username: dtobias
Date/Time: Fri, October 19, 2001 at 3:58 PM GMT
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Subject: Conflicts

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Why do you think, just because you have some good generic .com name, that you have some sort of inalienable, God-given right to keep anybody from "undercutting" your profits by getting a similar name in a new TLD? You seem to think that the Internet should be run in order to maintain the profits of those lucky speculators who managed to get the good names already.

Anyway, there's more to the Internet than commercial stuff.  ".info" is *not* just a commercial domain -- it's usable for nonprofit and personal sites as well.  Though I do tend to agree with you that new TLDs ought not be created in overlapping categories to add to confusion; it would be better to create new TLDs that actually mean something and provide namespace for types of entities that don't have a good place in the existing system.  By that standard, .name is the most sensible of the new TLDs, since it offers a space for personal sites that is absent in the pre-existing TLDs.

 

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