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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:
> http://www.wired.com/news/news/business/story/19913.html
> 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.
> Questions:
> 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?


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