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||Thu, October 25, 2001 at 7:14 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.0 using Windows 98
||Keep it simple, Jim Fleming!!!!!
For the foreseeable future most "ordinary" internet users - the millions on millions
for whom the internet is a small "click-on-click-off" part of their lives... will
still look up:|
chosen name .com as first attempt to get the subject they want
name .(country) to see if there's a local version
chosen name .info to see if
there's any information on it there
For all the other TLDs they won't bother (because
who's going to bother checking through 3000 TLDs?)
The only other method they'll
use is a search-engine... and then, you name may as well be chosen name .anything
or even anything.anything
Until a radical new addressing concept is introduced,
I take the view that the vast majority of ordinary users will stick with .com as
their main entry to the internet
Unpalatable but true...
Good grief! 99% of my
friends and acquaintances haven't even heard of .info yet!!! That's the honest truth!
Most people are just not so deep into the Internet that they want to deal with complexity.
I do believe .info will slowly become the second most important reference tool on
the Internet. The name says it all! All the more reason why I'm furious with Afilias
for messing up such a brilliant prospect.