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Username: kodo
Date/Time: Sat, April 15, 2000 at 11:27 PM GMT (Sat, April 15, 2000 at 6:27 PM EST)
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Subject: Not if domains are chartered


If domains come with charters than most of the combinations that you listed would not be allowed. For example, if there were a charter for .sex stipulating that ONLY adult entertainment sites could join. Then, the domain you listed would not even exist.

Why is it that all these businesses feel that they have to buy every possible combinatation of their name? (NSI has you all brainwashed!) If you sell artwork, you could get one of these names:

"" or "" or ""

Then, you would market your services using this name. If a new company popped up and called itself "" and a customer went there - they would notice that instead of selling Artwork, they sold instead bushes and paints - not the same thing.

This could even be simplified one step further with the introduction of a domain called ".info" So, say a customer types -

"" they could get a directory listing of domains:

-------------------------------------- -- The Official "Quality Art (tm)" web site - a gallery selling artwork - supplies for artists online

QualityArt.shows - a listing of art shows near you

There is absolutely no reason that a business needs to buy every possible variation of its name. In fact with the introduction of hundreds or thousands of TLDs it would be impossible. The string itself should tell what business the company is in so that consumers can find the business more quickly on the web.       - goes to the Apple web site - goes to the Apple web site
apple.orchards - goes to a farmers site who grows apples - goes to a graphic design company

So, all of these could have the same first name and still be different companies that do entirely different things.


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