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Re: new.net: yet another dns namespace overlay play

  • From: Hank Nussbacher
  • Date: Tue Mar 06 02:24:22 2001


At 22:59 05/03/01 -0800, Paul A Vixie wrote:

Yet another money hungry company looking to Balkanize the Internet. I guess they figure if Verisign can do it via their national language domain suffixes, why not us too!?

-Hank


[ this came from http://www.new.net/about_us_press.tp and appears not to be
a joke. its operational impact will not be felt today, but if it's even
moderately popular before it dies, operational impact WILL be felt. i'm
quite surprised by some of the folks they list as their partners. --vix ]

Contact:
Claudia de Llano or Lisa Doiron
Connors Communications
(310) 452-7540
claudia@connors.com or lisa@connors.com

Brad Copeland
New.net, Inc.
626-229-7800
pr@new.net

New.net Expands Internet Naming With Launch of 20 New Top-Level Domain Names

New Domain Name Registry's Technology Uses Existing Internet
Naming System to Make Available Sensible, Meaningful Web Addresses

Pasadena, Calif. - March 5, 2001 - New.net (http://www.new.net), a domain
name registry created to meet the market demand for Web addresses with
logical, easy-to-remember extensions that make Internet navigation easier,
today officially released its first 20 new top-level domains. New.net has
developed a novel, proprietary approach, using software technology deployed
at either the network level by partner ISPs or on individual PCs, that uses
the existing Internet naming system to enable millions of users to gain
access to these new addresses.

With this launch, the Internet community will be able to purchase and use
domain names with extensions ("top-level domains") that were previously
unavailable. Each of the new top-level domains was chosen to enable
organizations and individuals to create Web addresses that more clearly
describe their product, service offering, group activity or passion. The
first 20 top-level domains being released are:

.CHAT .GMBH .LTD .SPORT
.CLUB .HOLA .MED .TECH
.FAMILY .INC .MP3 .TRAVEL
.FREE .KIDS .SHOP .VIDEO
.GAME .LAW .SOC .XXX
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