Patrice Riemens on Thu, 22 Nov 2001 21:31:14 +0100 (CET)

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Caveat emptor

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Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 14:27:29 +0100 (CET)
From: Carolyn Butler <>
Subject: memo
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Status Alert: .BIZ is NOW LIVE

The new .BIZ domain extension was officially launched today, and new
registrations are already on a record-setting pace.  Several sites have
just made .BIZ available to the general public which means that ordinary
internet users can register this exciting new domain without the
cumbersome paperwork.  One such popular site is:

Brief History

Back in November, 2000, ICANN, the regulatory agency which oversees the
Internet's Domain Name System, approved seven new domain extensions to
meet growing demand from the consumer and business sectors.  Since the new
extensions were first announced last year, experts have widely expected
.BIZ to become the most popular of the new extensions and to eventually
supercede .COM. The .BIZ registry will be managed by upstart NeuLevel, in
direct competition with the former monopoly of Network Solutions. .BIZ
represents the first new generic domain name to be introduced since .COM
was first launched in 1984. In the ten year span between 1984 and 1994,
less than one million .COM domains were registered in total. Today, the
registration total for .BIZ will have already exceeded one million. How
times have changed...

The Benefits:

.BIZ aims to be the quintessential domain choice for all businesses on the
Internet.  Short for .BUSINESS, the .BIZ domain directly addresses the
growing need for new generic domain names to eventually replace .COM as
the Internet most widely used domain name. The benefits to go .BIZ are

* abundant availability of easy to remember and practical domain names
* technically recognized across the Internet's DNS
* short and catchy extension
* affordable registration fees and simplified registration procedures

"Establishing a .biz domain name also will help companies cut through the
.com clutter. More than 28 million .com names have already been
registered. Since the .com domain covers so many sites serving so many
different purposes, it's impossible to know whether a particular .com
address represents a bona-fide business. In contrast, .biz means business,
period." Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2001

To register a new .BIZ extension, you will simply need to check the
availability of your domain name at: and then
register it using the easy 3 step process which takes less than 5 minutes.


This firm opposes the continued sending of unsolicited email and does not
intend to send email to anyone who does not wish to receive their special
mailings. As a result, they have retained the services of Auto Email
Removal, an independent 3rd party, to administer their list management and
removal services
This is not unsolicited email. If you do not wish to receive further
mailings, please click this link and your removal request will be honored.
The removal administrator can then preclude your email address from future
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Patrice J.H. Riemens
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