I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably know..
The normal Inet user hardly knows the most commons extensions, Do you think the mass will assimilate new concepts when the COM (and net, co.uk, us...) is so well implanted?.
I don't think the HostGator scene will change a lot in the next years...
Scandoo.com gives new.net an ugly looking spyware/virus alert symbol. I think that's a good reason to keep away..
(I saw an article about scandoo.com being a good filter GoDaddy site to avoid viruses and spyware on news.com the other day. Anyone think that it is a good site?)..
If I seem to remember rightly, new.net used to offer .info "domains" before ICANN brought them in. When they did, of course, it made new.nets .infos worthless..
The problem with all these plugins, is that probably less than half the internet has them installed. Who wants a "domain" that only half of browsers can see?..
But what about backlinks? Will building linking to the normal .com's etc. from these names help your page rank etc.? Is it possible to link on these new "domains?".
Will search engines spider them (maybe as subdomains of new.net or dotworlds.net?).
Just curious...what do you think?..
Well I'm not much of an expert on the workings of search engines, but I'd say they'd pretty much ignore them, apart from like you say, as subdomains of the real domains. Otherwise I doubt Google, etc. would see much benefit in giving credibility to these systems - unless of course they had some sort of stake in them..
One of new.nets "domain" extensions is .mp3, I tried looking for "mp3s" under the .mp3 extension, using Googles advanced search options, with the result:.
Your search - mp3s site:.mp3 - did not match any documents..
So that's what Google thinks of new.net's "domains"..
There are/have been many similar endeavours for alternate "nets" ... I don't think they can succeed , mostly because they need a plugin to be installed which could potentially manipulate the way all addresses resolve on your browser ... installing such a plugin from a private commercial company could potentially make your computer vulnerable to various kinds of exploits ....
Regarding new.net ....
About two years ago I installed a program that had new.net spyware inside it (a free DVD player or something) ... when I tried to uninstall the spyware with an antispyware , amongst other things , it messed up my LSP (Layered Service Provider) which regulates the interaction of certain applications with the Internet ... because the antispyware just deleted the files , internet connectivity was lost ... I had to do a clean install ... fortunately , I had my documents folder renamed to a different name some time ago and therefore that folder was not overwritten and I did not lose my files ... alternatively , all my files would have been completely erased .....
I think it's the same problems with new.net and to some extent Centralnic..
At least with Centralnic you have subdomains that are still on the 'true' Internet..
If new.net or DotWorlds were to succeed this might result in a monopoly, which is not a good thing. I agree with you a monopoly is something we don't need (just look how verisign is having their way by becoming de facto monopoly registry....)..
It looks like a very risky game and it's not the first such attempt. I prefer to stick to good ole' dot-com ;-)..
My sentiments exactly. BTW I just went to New.net and tried to get Global.travel and it says it is not available, but it is available through DotWorlds. I'm sure this happens to lots of domains between the two companies. It will be very difficult (to say the least) to sort things out if both companies succeed. A merger between the two companies would be impossible because of duplicate HostGator owner conflicts. On the other hand, if only one company succeeds, somebody will get screwed on their DotWorlds.net or New.net name..
Risky is an understatement IMO...
It's a while since I've heard any mention of new.net, I thought they'd maybe disappeared, along with their "domains." This plugin nonsense has was seemed dodgy to me..
Someone could probably sue them for calling them HostGator names...
A class action lawsuit is in order. Who's with me!!!..