Re: [DNS]

Re: [DNS]

From: Simon Hackett <simon§>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 15:09:32 +0930

I have '' (and use it). If 3 letter domains are worth $100k, 
what are two letter ones worth? :)


At 12:05 PM +0800 18/5/00, Balmik Soin wrote:
>On Thu, 18 May 2000, Patrick Corliss wrote:
>  > On Thursday 18 May 2000, Tony Barry wrote:
>  >
>  > >Queensland University of Technology,, becoming also
>  > > has to be worthy of comment.  I'm appalled.
>  > You referred to "" and I must admit wondering just how much the
>  > Queemnsland University of Technology paid for a three letter dot com domain
>  > name.  Prices are generally in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions,
>  > of US dollars.
>  >
>  > For that sort of money, you could stock a whole library for the students.
>Well they seem to put it to good use... ads on all the trains and buses
>around here (Singapore) advertising qut as I dont think a 3
>letter domain name is worth such a huge amount - would one of the
>very desired domains these days (since everyone is wireless mad) and it
>went for 100K...
>And as for the price, checking the whois records :
>Queensland University of Technology (QUT4-DOM)
>Domain Name: QUT.COM
>Record created on 14-Oct-1998.
>they've had it for quite a while (iirc, the record creation is reset when
>a domain is transferred from one party to another - perhaps someone was
>thinking ahead at QUT and so grabbed it?)
>Its only in the last 6 months or so that the last of the 3LDs have
>dissapeared anyway :) wonder how long it will take for the 4LD... lot more
>permutations there.
>  > domain name is still available.  That's a real case of cargo cult
>  > mentality - all bow to the Americans.
>As im sure it was pointed out before and will be forever pointed out, .com
>is NOT american, it is an international domain... the americans DO have
>their own domain, .us ; just because they choose to use .com mostly does
>not make it their property, and does not make other people
>americanised... its simply because it is unarguably the easiest to
>remember TLD around, since everyone talks dot-com :)
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