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Subject: RE: UKNM: "cybersquatter"
From: Phil Gyford
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 10:56:12 +0100

I don't know whether it's the same elsewhere (when you're in Texas, the rest
of the States, let alone the world, just doesn't matter) but there are
plenty of people here who think .cc is a new tld.

A radio station in Houston <http://www.thebuzz.com/> (and, I assume, others
owned by the same company) is promoting .cc as "the new top level domain",
in association with <http://www.spot.cc/> - playing on the angle that
business.com sold for x million dollars so now's your chance to get in on
the action and register your domain (almost encouraging "cybersquatting").
It's just like .com, they say.

I find it amazing that anyone even considers this, but of course they do.
I've seen quite a few signs for companies which include their .cc URL. And
more than a couple of people have started going on about these new .cc
things, completely taken in by it, and assuming that the rest of the world
sees .cc as just like .com. It really annoys me that they can advertise it
this way. After I stop laughing I tell them they'd be registering their
domain as being in the Cocos Islands.


At 9:11 am +0100 2000-04-19, Leslie Bunder wrote:
>I think approval for the new TLDs such as .web, .firm etc, was around late
>1997 early 1998 and since then there have be been countless sites offering
>to "pre-register" these new names. some of these sites were even charging
>upwards of $50...I wonder how many pre-orders some got for something that
>cannot be guaranteed.

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  RE: UKNM: "cybersquatter", Leslie Bunder

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