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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Fri, October 26, 2001 at 12:45 AM GMT (Thu, October 25, 2001 at 5:45 PM PDT)
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Subject: Dot-net is better than dot-web ...


Many dot-net domains don't sound good in dot-web.  For example:
1. hotel.web  -- who wants a sticky hotel, yuck! 
2. motel.web  -- ditto
3. bank.web  --- ditto

Of course, some dot-web domains may make sense. For example:
1. media.web ----- MediaWeb [Many people already think that the media is a deceptive web already, so no harm here.]
2. car.web ------- CarWeb [Many people think lowly of car salesmen already, so no harm here.]
3. spider.web ---- SpiderWeb [A great domain for info about spiders or even pest control.]
4. data.web ------ DataWeb
5. computer.web -- ComputerWeb

The foregoing might also make sense as directories [kind of like dot-info].

Also, plurals in dot-web just don't make much sense.  For example:
1. hotels.web ------ HotelsWeb ? No way!
2. motels.web ------ MotelsWeb ? No way!
3. banks.web ------- BanksWeb ? No way!
4. cars.web -------- CarsWeb ? No way!
5. computers.web --- ComputersWeb ? No way!

Dot-net is better: net means network.
Dot-info is also better than dot-web.
Dot-com is even better: com means commercial or company or community.

Dot-biz sounds so much like dot-sleeze [or dot-hardsell] as to be somewhat a turnoff.  Some dot-biz websites might make sense, but most will probably be too commercial or in-your-face.


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