Re: TLD buisiness?

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 17:51:34 -0800

The only problem is that I don't think the public
has been properly 'socialized' to accept these yet.
I would bet if you try telling a non webmaster a web page
that doesn't start with 'www' or end with a 'com'
the reaction would be:

"I didn't know you could do that!"

Otherwise, why not? The possibilities are infinite.


> OK, maybe I'm missing something here, but it strikes me that these new
> Internet top level domains are a total gold mine, a major business
> opportunity right in front of our faces.
> The economics: for a very low initial cost ($2k per TLD, plus $5k for a
> machine an internet connection), there is a potentially large revenue
> stream (it doesn't take many $50/year customers to recoup the initial
> investment, and the number of potential customers is very large).
> How about:
> .fm ( or
> .am
> .1
> .3 (kbig.104.3)
> .4
> (etc).
> .etc
> .law
> .dog
> .cat
> .pet (
> .jan
> .feb
> .mar
> (etc., these can be used for event-specific pages)
> .beer
> .wine (don't know if they have to be three letters long).
> The major problem would be that it would require some effort to actually
> administer sales of domain names.
> Any interest in actually purchasing a TLD or two?
> - Jim