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||Fri, March 1, 2002 at 5:53 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 using Windows 98
||As far as I can say at this time...
you would very likely get the New.nets version of .shop.|
Plug-in "lies" above the DNS (is integrated in the browser). If you would type in
shelby.shop the the plug-in would automatically add .new.net to it (shelby.shop.new.net).
This happens before a DNS query is send.
New.net plug-ins are very well distributed
(e.g. kaaza, #1 with download.com). Millions of users have this plug-in installed
and most of them don't know it. And most of them who know it are to dump to un-install
If ICANN would introduce a .shop TLD they would create a real big
chaos. Maybe some of New.nets ISP would change to ICANNs .shop but millions of plug.ins
would still remain. Therefore lets say 50 million users (most of them in the US)
would get New.nets .shop the others would get ICANNs .shop.
I think this is a
way ICANN can't go.
Does someone has another opinion?
If ICANN would be really
so dump and would introduce another .shop version it wouldn't be that bad for New.net.
Think of the additional exposore for the .shop TLD. New.net .shop domain owners would
get ca. 15-20% of the traffic of the ICANN .shop Domain... and if you have good ones...
As a result this would drive more traffic to New.nets .shop domain than present.
If ICANN won't introduce another .shop TLD New.net could expand its enabled user
base till near global visibility is reached.
New.net has the same problem as .info,
until there is not enough meaningful content in those namespaces only few will
know about that TLD(s) and even fewer would browse to a .info or to a .shop site.
about yourself. I think all users here know about .tv, .cc, .ws, .md,... But how
often have you visited such sites? I think I know the answer. This could only be
changed if there were enough meaningful content thats worth to browse to such sites/domains.