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Subject: RE: [uk-netmarketing] Death of the "dotcom"
From: Nick Horley
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 11:58:26 -0000

It's hard to find a term that's not been tarnished. Today we're describing
ourselves as a "marketplace/ASP". We used to be a vertical industry
community, then we were a trading hub, then a vortal [yuck]....but we're
only a dotcom when I'm being self-deprecating in the pub.

Can anyone suggest a better label (seriously - we're chasing VCs at the
moment)? We are a vertically-focused industrial machinery marketplace, with
a huge database of technical specs, a whizzy directory of suppliers of new
machinery and services, and every conceivable sort of community/editorial
content. Plus we rent out extranets where people can build a database to
manage their machinery inventory - that's the bit which today wears the ASP

We want a term that people associate with 'transactions' and 'revenue', not
'burn rate' or 'layoff'.


P.S. Don't ask me which industry we're in, it's a secret.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Taylor [rayateyeconomy [dot] com (mailto:rayateyeconomy [dot] com)]
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 08:45
To: uk-netmarketing from chinwag
Subject: [uk-netmarketing] Death of the "dotcom"

Previous discussion has centred on how much the biz is or is not washed up
at present and how those nasty, evil, scumbags in the press exaggerate the

But how about the dotcom itself. Is anyone still describing their business
as a "dotcom" business?

Don't be shy!


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