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[Comment-Dnso] Re: Four letter domain names
Martin and all,
Interesting article indeed. However it does not change the situation
regarding pre-payment vs non prepayment in any significant way.
1.) They were caught.
2.) They identified a strong demand for four letter Domain names, that
can now be exploited with pre-pay registration.
3.) This relates to #2, I amongst quite a number of others folks or any
well financed group with pre-pay registration could be attracted
to this sort of activity irrespective to pre-pay or non prepay for
So this article pretty much is a two edged sword. It on one edge identifies
a very nice and potentially financially lucrative Domain Name registration
cybersquating opportunity. And on the other, dismisses pre-pay registration
as relatively not effectual. Not a good scenario for Pre-Pay Domain Name
Martin B. Schwimmer wrote:
> An article entitled "Run on Domain Names Foiled" from the 27.May.99 Wired
> found at:
> reports that 75,000 domain names were registered by a computer club named
> Pictureweb. The article indicates that the club attempted to register all
> remaining four letter combinations, a daunting task.
> An ownership search of Pictureweb reveals various domain names registered
> to them - four letter and otherwise.
> Are the 75,000 Pictureweb domain names still on the register?
> Are the 75,000 names counted in the recent press release regarding the 5
> millionth domain name registered?
> What would happen to one the testbed registrars if someone registered
> 75,000 domain names through them without paying?
Jeffrey A. Williams
CEO/DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
Contact Number: 972-447-1894
Address: 5 East Kirkwood Blvd. Grapevine Texas 75208