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Username: scatodoc
Date/Time: Mon, April 3, 2000 at 3:02 PM GMT
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Subject: Strongly opposed to new Top Level Domains


The addition of new Top Level Domains such as ".shop", ".bus" etc. would be a significant mistake.  These new domains would create such trademark havoc that the growth of the Internet would be adversely affected.  Also, these new domain extensions would create a situation where those with litigation money would regularly triumph over those with less resources.  The Internet would become a litigation battlefield.  Finally, with the character length of domains possible, there are many excellent two and three word domains available, as there will be for many years.  There are countless combinations  possible.  I strongly suspect many people promoting these new Top Level Domains have other goals in mind....goals such as being registrars who will make money with the registration of these new names, or possibly, these are people hoping for a second chance because they did not get the "good names" from the original registrations of the Top Level Domains.  In conclusion, it is extremely PREMATURE to add such confusion and stress to this delicate and successful Internet medium.  Don't fix that which isn't broken....Delay this addition until it is really needed.           


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