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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Wed, November 7, 2001 at 5:35 PM GMT
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Subject: It would be helpful if there had been a list of conflicted .biz names

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(Why doesn't the domain name industry know how to communicate and inform... and why don't they think of doing the obviously helpful things? How do you know whether to apply for a name, if the WHOIS doesn't list all the names that "might" be taken? And why not give the public a list of conflicted names?)

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ROBERT: Welcome to .BIZ. How may I help you?

RICHARD HENDERSON: Have you started "live" registrations yet? And most of the names I want are "not taken" on your WHOIS - but I'm surprised - might they be taken already?

ROBERT: yes
ROBERT: they could be taken. Conflicted names are not in the whois database

RICHARD HENDERSON: Thanks Robert - If I want to register whisky.biz, can I do that? It says in the WHOIS that it is not taken, which really surprises me? Can I register it or has someone else reserved it? How can I know whether I can buy it or not?

RICHARD HENDERSON: It would be helpful if there is a list of conflicted names somewhere. Is there such a list anywhere, for the public to refer to?

ROBERT: No there is no list of conflicted domain names

RICHARD HENDERSON: OK - thanks - bye

ROBERT: ok bye       
     

 


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