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Subject: RE: UKNM: "cybersquatter"
From: Leslie Bunder
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 17:25:05 +0100

yep, I remember the "planned" launch of all those new top level domains such
as .web, .store, .arts etal...

It was going to happen sometime in early 1999! I think everything is on
hold at the mo following the busting of the Network Solutions monopoly on
top level domains...

But from what I've heard and seen (on news.com and other places), new names
could happen later this year!

But alas, even then it is not going to solve the problem of squatters, it
just means more names to contend with and more issues to face. Should a
generic sounding name such as United.web go to United Airlines or some SME
business called United Consulting????

Guess it will be a matter of first come first served.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim [dot] Haywardatjwt [dot] com [Tim [dot] Haywardatjwt [dot] com (mailto:Tim [dot] Haywardatjwt [dot] com)]
> Sent: 17 April 2000 16:41
> To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: Re: UKNM: "cybersquatter"
> I must confess that this whole area fascinates me too. There
> seem to be huge
> numbers of people speculating in this area which seems legally 'grey'.
> What happened to the notion of a whole raft of new suffixes?
> Above all, what happened to that rather quaint notion of 'Old Nick'
> Negroponte
> in 'Being Digital' - the thought that users aren't really
> interested in
> remembering a phone number when the technology exists to call by name?
> What if my (new broadband speed) browser did a sort of 'Ask
> Jeeves' fuzzy
> search
> when I typed in the beginning of the name, flashing up full
> pages instead of
> suggestions under the location bar?
> Is anyone doing any HCI work around the notion of losing the
> URL altogether?
> Now that companies are falling over each other to
> disassociate themselves
> with
> the term .com, perhaps it's time to do a Lord Lucan.... make the Earl
> disappear
> (sorry - couldn't resist it).
> What do we reckon?

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