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.xxx will mean new.net is defunct

  • To: <stld-rfp-general@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: .xxx will mean new.net is defunct
  • From: "Graham" <thetruman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:50:12 +1000


Thankyou for the public access section to discuss new TLD issues.

I would like to suggest that New.net should be given better opportunity
to achieve TLD status for their 22 domain extensions that have been
widely publicised and sold for some time.  

.agent, .arts, .auction, .chat, .church, .club, .family, .free, .game, .golf, 
.inc, .kids, .law, .llc, .llp, .love, .ltd, .med, .mp3, .school, .scifi, .shop, 
.soc, .sport, .tech, .travel, .video, .xxx

These extensions were created because they break down the .COM monopoly.  .mail 
.mobi etc.
are competition more to .NET than to .COM.

A major weakness of searching on the internet is the characterisation of .COM 
to cover all
web technologies, it doesn't represent the commercial sector anymore.  That is 
why .SHOP
is such a popular discussion issue for netizens.  Most of the new.net 
suggestions are
types of clubs or categories which would bring major recognition to thousands 
of registrants
of these names and much greater variety in website naming.

Supposedly 180,000,000 users, a major fraction of internet users have new.net 
URL direction
set up.  To deny new.net TLD status permanently means competition to TLD 
structures will
continue.  180,000,000 people can already access sex.xxx, what will happen when
.xxx is given TLD status to another company?  2 people will own sex.xxx.  What 
if Microsoft
installs the new.net addon as a browser default?

To ask $45,000 per TLD application has put new.net in an impossible position 
asking nearly 
1 million dollars just for application.  New net is recognised as a new 
extension provider and
should be given consideration by ICANN to propose their names as TLD on a 
universal DNS
system, and not forced to pay $1,000,000 for this consideration.

Andy Cooper

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