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Username: hlhoffman
Date/Time: Sat, April 8, 2000 at 2:08 AM GMT
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Subject: Strongly opposed to new gTLD's


        Who benefits by the proposed new generic TLD's?

Intellectual property attorneys (increased number of disputes)
Registrars (more names to register and need to register for protection of existing domain names)
Would be speculators

Who loses?

Everyone else (increased confusion)
Existing domain name owners (need to register new extensions for existing names)
Existing speculators

Let's say that I want to go into the book business.,.net,.org are gone.  "Books." is available still in many country TLD's, and it is available in country .com's (like  In addition, (and .net,.org) is available (as is,,,, etc).  So is,,, etc., etc.  To say that we are running out of domain names is absurd.  And, these are not especially creative examples.

With all of the country TLD's available, there are entrepreneurial opportunities available for people in every country in the world.  The use of the country TLD's provides an opportunity for income to countries all around the world.

The prime .com's are gone and some people are jealous that someone else registered a name that is now very valuable.  Why mess things up for everyone else? will still be worth a fortune.  Who will be entitled to Books.web or

There is one, and only one, gTLD that I would agree benefits the Internet community at large:  create the .xxx gTLD.  Let this be an easy way to identify "adult" web sites.


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