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Dotcom Directory: Now in play.

 12:45 am on Aug 3, 2000 (gmt 0)

Network Solutions own DotCom Directory [dotcom.com] is now in play. With the release of the announced Inktomi search services, traffic is going to sky rocket for awhile. Now is the time to get into it if you haven't already.

The Dotcom directory is open to internet business who have registered domains with NetworkSol (internic).

While you are there, take a look at some of the stats and profiles like the following:

Click & Mortar vs Pure Net Players [dotcom.com]



 2:30 am on Aug 3, 2000 (gmt 0)

I was trying to figure out why I wasn't listed in their directory since I did register via NSI and found this section:

I am a Network Solutions customer and I cannot find my
business in the dot com directory. Why not? To be automatically included in the dot com directory, we must
be able to match your Web address registration information with a business listing from InfoUSA. If you are a business customer and you can't find your listing using the Business Name or Business Type search, click on Update Your Listing to submit your business listing information to us.

Also, what is going to happen to the 11 dollar register services now that it will exclude you both from the dotcom directory
and the inktomi alliance of guaranteed placement?



 9:04 pm on Aug 3, 2000 (gmt 0)

Jilla, thank you for bringing that up. I was not aware of this fact and was trying to understand what the deal was with this issue.

Last month, NS made a big fuss about sending out emails to those that had Reg'ed domains with them to update their listings with the DotCom directory.

So, I painfully walked through 45 listings with them and only 5 ever showed up in the directory. Although I was a bit miffed, they did kindly send out 10 free t-shirts with our domain names on them. My recent gf started using them for nightshirts - tell me isn't strange to roll over at night and catch your domain name in the moonlight (Oops, bad administrator, wrong forum...lol)

So, now I know.


 11:54 am on Aug 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

Hi Brett,

Thank you for this forum and all your helpful posts at the other ones too. There are a few other interesting tidbits I found at the faq page:


(uh-oh, it looks like something got cut off like ? is it htm? html? or could it be hm??)

They say it can take 45 days to show up in the directory.
If not, write to: dcdstatus@netsol.com.

I notice that every listing in dotcom has a map you can click on. Looks like we'll be seeing a lot of US post offices .
Also, updating the dotcom doesn't change whois. These are completely separate.

This also is interesting:

My website is not a business site and I do not want to be listed. Why am I listed and how do I get my listing removed? If your Web address registration information does not match a
business listing provided to us by InfoUSA, you are not listed in the dot com directory. Consequently, users of the dot com directory cannot find your information using the Business Name or Business Type search functions.
However, a portion of your registration record is accessible through the "Know the Web Address" search on the dot com directory, since this search accesses our WHOIS database which is publicly accessible. Users of the dot
com directory can only find your Web Address registration information if they enter your domain name in the "Know the Web Address" search box.

In terms of the affiliate program bonuses. Here's what I've received:

A) Huge men's extra large t-shirt from websponsors (very cheap material). Also, I'm 5'5.

B) A piece of wood from commission junction that you are supposed to blow in as a whistle everytime you make a sale. (Yes, I set it up next to the lionel train set).

C)Baseball cap from askjeeves for taking 6 months to pay their quarterly payments.

D) Bonus check from cyberbounty (Hint- this is what most affilaites can understand the best)

Brett- getting back to something serious, I would love to read a Themes for Dummy article that you might write where you would
give an example of a homepage and 3 o4 4 pages of a site to just get a better sense of how many keywords to use and how to focus them .



 5:45 pm on Aug 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

>Network Solutions own DotCom Directory is now in play

Personally, I'm writing this off as another 'RealDUDS' as a traffic-getter, hardly worth the keystrokes over the long haul.

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