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Username: stuart
Date/Time: Mon, April 10, 2000 at 4:16 PM GMT
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Today The URLy Indicator spoke with Lou Kerner, CEO of dotTV, the newest contestant in the burgeoning global identity industry.  This Tuesday the company used an auction as the pricing mechanisms for sale of their names.  This use of market-based pricing in the primary market was a first, and so far has yielded some impressive returns.  In the first four days of the auction, Kerner estimated that the site would move about a half million dollars worth of inventory.  He also reported that roughly half the registrations were coming from outside the US, indicative perhaps of the non-US community's familiarity with non-dotcoms.  The .TV extension was originally granted as the country code for Tuvalu, an obscure island country in the middle of the Pacific.  Idealab is behind the move to brand the extension as a non-geographic moniker and with that kind of backing the domain is likely to get some attention.  At press time, dotTV and Idealab management were on their way to ABC studios to meet with Peter Jennings.         


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