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Username: julie
Date/Time: Sat, November 4, 2000 at 4:14 AM GMT
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Subject: .NOM  sounds too much like .COM


Could someone please explain the benefits to the internet community as a whole of introducing a new TLD which rhymes with and sounds very similar to the most popular TLD in the WORLD. Why when there are so many other possible 3 letter combinations which would clearly leave no room for confusion would they even consider the possibility of the following question "Did he say .Nom or did he say .Com".

Secondly why do people think that because it's called .NOM that people will not register the same names that have been registered under.COM ie Bank.NOM , Cars.NOM , Business.NOM etc. And as far as personal names go .NOM has the same limitations as .COM in that there can only be 1 Joe.NOM, 1 Mary.Nom etc...

So I cannot agree with most of the people who believe that .NOM is a great choice as I believe out of all the proposed TLDs this one lends itself to unneccessary confusion and possibly could lead to  thousands of cases being brought before WIPO. If that sounds farfetched consider the typosquatter cases which recently found people guilty because they used common misspellings to redirect traffic.   Just something to think about...


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