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  1. #16
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    Thanks, Matt and everybody, for your info. Please give me your feedback on this issue -

    Regarding www.New.net and other domain registrars that offer names with TLD's that are unapproved by ICANN, what's the story? Their TLD's are attractive - .shop, .arts, .inc, .love, .video, etc. However, when you type in what would be prime names, to see if they're available, most are available - that indicates that people are not buying them. When I e-mail www.New.net, they either DON'T REPLY, or they're VAGUE in their answers to questions about how valid and usable their names are. It appears that they're another rogue registrar that ICANN allows to operate. Why does ICANN allow these gray area criminals to operate?! Shut 'em down! When I e-mail and telephone ICANN, they're EQUALLY VAGUE in answers to questions about these oddball TLD's. Here's another exasperating issue - our federal, state, and local government agencies are supposed to do two major things - help and protect the PEOPLE. Usually they DON'T - they help and protect BUSINESS. This is an OUTRAGE.

    What's your info on the validity and usability of names with these TLD's? In addition to wasting $35. each, the BIG problem seems to be - if you buy one, and ICANN approves the TLD later, ICANN may only approve a DIFFERENT registrar to sell them, and your previously registered name with www.New.net will be nullified! More lack of care and control of things by ICANN!

  2. #17
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    What's your info on the validity and usability of names with these TLD's? In addition to wasting $35. each, the BIG problem seems to be - if you buy one, and ICANN approves the TLD later, ICANN may only approve a DIFFERENT registrar to sell them, and your previously registered name with www.New.net will be nullified! More lack of care and control of things by ICANN!
    the big problem is the lack of universal resolution of those names.

    as for ICANN, new.net made a unilateral land grab in full knowledge that by bypassing the same process real tld's have to go through they were always going to face the possibility of the same tld's (they're hardly leaps of imagination) being used "for real".
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  3. #18
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    Thanks for your feedback. So - to buy or not to buy from www.New.net? That is the question. Will www.New.net be able to get their TLD's approved by ICANN before ICANN assigns them to a different registrar of their choice? Will these TLD's EVER be approved by ICANN? Is buying them from www.New.net worth the risk? I.e., paying $35. each and $25. annual renewal fees could be worth the risk IF ICANN ever approves these TLD's, AND approves www.New.net as the first legitimate seller.

  4. #19
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    Will www.New.net be able to get their TLD's approved by ICANN before ICANN assigns them to a different registrar of their choice?
    Very doubtful - new.net approach goes against the whole point of icann and its processes so handing them a tld would be to reward that.

    Remember that .biz was a tld that once existed outside of ICANN.
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  5. #20
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    Then ICANN should SHUT DOWN con artist, lying, thieving registrars like www.New.net! How about CARE for consumers, responsibility, and enforcement of their own rules by ICANN?! Remember the .mu and .sex registrars that suddenly closed and disappeared with everybody's money?! How about CONSUMER PROTECTION and RULE ENFORCEMENT by ICANN?!

  6. #21
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    new.net aren't answerable to ICANN.

    also, they have this on their homepage:

    174,661,619 New.net enabled Internet users worldwide*

    * New.net domain names are accessible by persons that use one of our partner ISPs to access the Internet or who activate their browsers.
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  7. #22
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    Thanks for your info and feedback. Of course my view, like that of everybody else, is - since ICANN is the governing and enforcement body/entity/agency of Internet domain names, why do they continue to allow rogue/con artist registrars like www.New.net to operate, take people's money, and then close and disappear with everybody's money when ICANN gives sale approval of new TLD's to a different registrar? Where's the consumer protection? Reminds us of most politicians.

  8. #23
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    In fairness, caveat emptor applies here as new.net do disclose all this on their site but people don't bother to read it.
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  9. #24
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    another report

    This guy is too much now it has become personalized to each potential victim. I got an email from no where from:
    Best regards,
    > > Michael Kayser Ph.D.
    > > President
    > > BON Software Engineering

    He even went further to reply back and forth and then sent me a link to a forum where it looks like he sent money to another seller for a purchase. (prob his own board with various alias) How do you stop this? Is there not enough evidence such as his website allfordomains.com to track him down and shut him down?

  10. #25
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    Dear Dodgiemtl,

    Here's how human life is - if people are lazy and don't DEMAND that their politicians and government agencies HUNT DOWN con artists, abusers, thieves, and other criminals, and ARREST, TRY, CONVICT, AND IMPRISON THEM FOR YEARS, little or nothing is done. Especially Americans have become so involved and absorbed in working, shopping, bills, health, TV, movies, music, alcohol, drugs, sports, gambling, etc. that they aren't taking the time and energy to DEMAND less crime. We could actually have an almost crime-free society IF enough people DEMANDED it. As of now, most people are even afraid to walk in their own neighborhoods after 10 PM. That is WRONG and UNNECESSARY. We must DEMAND that our politicians and government agencies make criminal laws TOUGHER and penalties more SEVERE, and be willing to PAY for more safety.

  11. #26
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    Cool

    I didn't know you couldn't walk around Ft. Lauderdale anymore at night, I used to have a lot of fun at night down there. I hear what your saying and partially agree. Most Americans are apathetic, fat, and lazy. As long as it's not affecting them they could care less. There are some good people out there but for the most part we have ignorant sheep that listen to their leaders as they are told. International Cybercrime is very hard to prosecute due to all the various letter agencies and jurisdictions involved. Could they do more, sure but I think they believe they have bigger fish to fry. It's wrong what this guy is doing and the laws of the universe will get him eventually. Did you write your Senators or Congressman yet? That's a good place to start. Moveon.org is another one if you want to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
    Those that are willing to give up their freedoms for perceived safety lose both.

  12. #27
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    Good feedback. Regarding Fort Lauderdale and south Florida, I don't know the last time you were here, but this area, like all other urban areas (check out the Boston, New York, Philly, Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, LA, San Francisco, etc. areas) has grown and changed shockingly and negatively. Decades ago, Florida's urban areas were still little-populated, mellow, and friendly. Today, just the opposite - overbuilt, overpopulated, heavy traffic, crazies, speeders, reckless drivers, drunks, druggers, punks, thugs, hostility, pompous yuppies, gold-digging women, the getting-richer rich, the working-two-jobs middle class, the not-making-it poor, desperate immigrants, non-English speakers, political corruption, con artists (the most in the country), heavy crime, and a hugely increasing cost of living. Also, it's not a party town anymore - the new government and increasing conservatives decided to change it to a family town because the partiers didn't spend enough money, and they didn't like their ways. They even changed the zoning laws so that most of the popular exotic dancer clubs closed down - the ultimate blow to the old Fort Lauderdale. I've lived in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, and Florida, and Florida has become the craziest, most unstable, stressful state I've ever lived in. Combine the above characteristics with 10 months a year of heat, humidity, bugs, and mold with six months a year of terrifying lightning (the most and most severe in the world), monsoon rains, devastating floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and power and water outages, and you have life in Florida. The TV commercials, shows, and chamber of commerce information and pictures of Florida are misleading, to say the least. The biggest reason thousands of new people move here every month (adding thousands of new cars to the roads) is that they got fed up with winter cold, snow, ice, etc. up north. However, in moving to Florida, instead of getting a better life, many get a worse life. Best idea - live in a small to medium size, friendly town in a state with mellow seasons up north from April through October, and live in or visit Florida, the Caribbean, or Mexico in the winter. I'm preparing to do just that. Always do extensive research on any major idea, concept, project, move, etc. before doing it. And good luck.

    Regarding speaking up in life, my family, friends, and I do it all the time, including calling and writing senators and representatives. Everybody should do it. Every call and letter helps. We must be ACTIVE in monitoring, protecting, and improving life, including in America - witness the increased corporate and political corruption, fraud, secrecy, bribes, payoffs, lies, cover-ups, denials, reckless spending, huge deficit, etc. Watch, speak up, and act.

  13. #28
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    Glad to hear your involved too, if more people were we can make a difference on some things. I used to live in Jensen Beach, FL around 20 years ago for a couple years, so I know what your saying about Florida, I got tired of it and moved back up north to Michigan. Your right it has changed, even when I was down there, Miami was a spanish speaking town. I read in the paper yesterday after I had posted, about the two teenagers that beat to death the homeless guy in Ft. Lauderdale. So sad, they probably did it because they were bored or something stupid like that. We are seeing what happens to a society that has children being raised by one parent if they are lucky.
    Those that are willing to give up their freedoms for perceived safety lose both.

  14. #29
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    Just got a new scam email yesterday.

    Here is the latest.

    Hello,

    Please send me price for your domain.

    We are very interested in this name.

    Did you get offers from other people already?

    Our company develops client-server systems (Delphi / Interbase), so investing in domain names is not my main business.

    Looking forward to do business with you.

    Best regards,
    Masafumi Herosuki, Ph. D.
    President
    Opera Solutions Ltd.

    Email address was herosuki@operaen.com

    What out for this !!!!!!!!!!!

  15. #30
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    Another scammer

    Here's a familiar song, Priceless!

    From: Opera Systems <management@operaen.com>
    Subject: flexeclipse.com (sent 05/16/06)
    Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 11:33:01 +0400 (MSD)

    Hello,

    Please send me price for your domain.

    We are very interested in this name.

    Did you get offers from other people already?

    Our company develops client-server systems ( MS SQL/ Visual C++ ), so
    investing in domain names is not my main business.

    Looking forward to do business with you.

    Best regards,
    Takashi Nakagami, Ph. D.
    President
    Opera Systems Ltd.

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