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||Fri, October 19, 2001 at 7:07 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V4.5 using Macintosh
Hi Dan, I LOVE your site.
The spoof on the .info site |
Great info on the history
of the net. I'm still reading. I really
don't think of myself as a lucky speculator.
I paid dearly for my
generic dot-com. It's use by others in .net, .org, .edu,
don't bother me in the slightest. I don't own the word. But I was
under the impression I secured exclusive commercial use of it, at
I'm established anywhy. I thought the $10,000.00 I paid the
brought me that much. Enough to justify the
programming expense. Like any start
up business, it's a gamble. The
generic gives me traffic without paying $0.83
cents a click to search
engines. It will be some time, if I ever see a profit.
I like feeling
I'm helping to add to the navigational structure of the Internet
providing exactly what people expect to find at my site. For a small
a great generic name can be shared by all, anywhere in the world.
I, in turn,
may see a profit some day. Now, should 3 new overlaping
extensions ever gain
habitual use. (which I actually doubt) never the
less, I just don't appreciate
the sudden appearance of these 3 new
extensions that I see no practical use for
as they all are covered by
dot-com. Professionals, Business and informational
sites all use them.
SuperPages.com is in the .information .BIZness
.sex was a needed extension as it would be easy for parents
to block it. Just
give it to all the current Adult Site owners for a
few bucks and that could solve
a big problem. As far as a "universal"
new extension. .Gen for "general" would
of been much more practical.
But no, they had to make it overlap into commerce.
It's like having
.col for college and .uni for university. Whoever thought out
.info, .biz and .pro must of been "out of their minds". They should
re-name .info = .gen and forget the .pro and .biz. Why open
this huge can of
worms with TM disputes all over again. And let the
commercial businesses have
there corner of the net.
The saving grace is that .com is well established and
it's not likely
that they will ever become habitual as "com" is so drilled into
public. It's just an unnecessary threat to start up companies that
a 85% failure rate as it is. It was unforeseen and unexpected
that people intrusted
to regulate would do something so thoughtless.
AND handle the registation process
so poorly. Many Registrars had
little pre-registration casino games going. I'm
just very disapointed
in the extension choices, the way the release was handled
concerned about the confusion as so many businesses are informational,
Professional and "businesses". Causing confusion and dilution is not
way to go. Think of the mis-directed email!!! This is just
inviting all kinds
of potential problems down the road.
I got to go read your site some more. Great