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||Fri, July 7, 2000 at 5:56 PM GMT (Fri, July 7, 2000 at 12:56 AM EST)
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<< I had a similar experience to bigtymer. I came across the .web pre-registration
page and was thinking of registering, however I didnt because I couldn't find any
evidence it was real. I checked the ICANN website but found absolutely nothing
about the .web registrations. So in the end I didn't pre-register simply because
there was no way of me knowing it was legit or not. >>|
When I came across IOD's
.web, I did research with CNET and other reputable, established Internet news sources
that confirmed that IOD was a pioneer and contender. Even though it was not news
on ICANN's site, it was clear that I had not stumbled upon a scam, for journalists
were covering it as a legitimate prospect.
While I was not sure how great a risk
IOD was, I was relieved to know that I was not about to transfer my credit card information
to some teenage hacker who put up a web scam.