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|Mon, April 10, 2000 at 1:54 PM GMT
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|Sorry Raj, but again I can't share your opinion
You say that people would not go for speculation anymore,
if new gtlds were created.
Did you watch, how many people already preregistered
with the many CORE registrars or affiliates existing? Many of those "new domain names
to come" seem to be already booked in advance. And this even facing the high risk
that they will never be activated, as CORE has never been authorized to register
under any of these "new" domain-names.
There are names you don't find with .art
anymore, but you still can quietly register in the existing .net domain!
one can talk of a registering-hysteria which may have been started through the activities
of the CORE people and now seems to drive the whole Internet mad.
I propose the
To avoid trademark conflicts, I strongly recommend to activate
IOD's .web registrations.
It may also make sense to introduce an .xxx and a .game
gtld in order to separate those websites from the the others.
Trust it: All the
rest will create an even bigger hysteria. Each time new gtlds will be entered the
amount of people trying to speculate with them will grow bigger. It will be like
gold-digging. Tell someone, that this time you just found a "nugget" in .shop and
you'll have hundreds or thousands of late-comer hysterics to try to get the same
"nugget" in the new to come .gold gtld which will be added "next time"!
Internet calm down a little and force people to use their imagination and creativity
while looking for a domain-name. It may be the only way out of the current hysteria.