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Re: [ga] Top-level name suggestion
Suggest? Sure. Sounds like a business opportunity - why don't you
start a company to do it?
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Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 9:05 PM
Subject: [ga] Top-level name suggestion
> Hi. I don't know if this list is the right place to discuss
> this, but I couldn't think of any other way of talking to the people
> who make these decisions.
> Would it be possible to start _enforcing_ a new domain nameing
> scheme for movies (motion pictures & videos) ?
> Something like '.mov' or '.movie'.
> I am very annoyed that, every time a new hollywood blockbuster
> is named, a new top-level .com domain name is generated with teasers
> about the movie. Why?
> * A movie _not_ a company.
> Movies are often produced by a company, and sometimes distributed by
> another company. But 'www.whatisthematrix.com' is an abomination.
> There is no business entity called "What is the Matrix".
> To my way of thinking, the registration should not be allowed.
> * Most people expect to buy products from a company.
> Some movie names might sell products (e.g. If I wanted to buy some
> Star Wars stuff, I might look up www.starwars.com), but most do not.
> * Sometimes, a movie name will clash with a company name.
> The same sort of idea could be applied to product names and
> celebrities' names (cindy.crawford.celebrity?), but I suspect that
> this would be seen as being too pedantic.
> Anyone else think that movie names should _not_ be .com ?
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