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Re: Read this...Re: offtopic for NANOG - do not read

  • From: Steve Kann
  • Date: Tue Apr 29 11:54:46 1997

On Sat, Apr 26, 1997 at 03:50:44PM -0500, Jim Fleming wrote:
> People and companies can now register in
> other domains than .COM.
> Why would a company want a .COM domain
> when they can have something more expressive ?

Because when users on 99% of the internet send mail to them, it will
work.  As opposed to when they send mail to you, and get back this
confusing message telling them that the domain name "unir.corp" cannot
be found, and that their mail cannot be delivered.

It seems to me that that would only express to the consumer that the
business they're trying to contact doesn't know how to connect to the

Luckily, no one that I support has come to me asking why they can't
access a domain outside of the traditional TLDs.  They'd probably just
think it was a typo anyways.


        Steve Kann   i/o 360 digital design   841 Broadway, Suite 502
  Personal:[email protected] (finger for PGP) Business:[email protected]
 I don't want your product or service, and I don't want to make money fast,
    so please don't send me your junk mail telling me about any of it.

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