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New Domains .shop .firm .dud?

     
10:37 pm on Jul 10, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Internet naming spotlighted [infoworld.com]

...also, some trademark issues addressed in this article.

12:05 pm on July 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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They've been proposing this stuff for year. There are way to many politics and too much money involved for it to pass now. What a nightmare.
1:56 pm on July 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Way more than a year, I had a client CPA firm that wanted me to get them .firm back in 98 (maybe even '97?). A rash of name-vendor websites developed to "hold" your registration application so that when the dot-whatevers became available you'd be in the gold rush (seems to me there were 7 new first level domains).
2:18 pm on July 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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yup - don't think we will see them in the near future or possibly ever. My favorite so far was the company taking pre registrations for the .web addresses. I think somebody retired to a small island after that.
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To tell the truth I think there would be no small advantage in having .eu for europe. But .shop , .firm etc. sounds...sort of like "blecch!".
They're facing an enormously enormous awful task with this one, and I don't envy them one jot.