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Old 16th March 2010, 12:03 PM
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Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

I'm a bit surprised to see the news coming out of the Japanese firm.

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Canon hopes to globally integrate open communication policies that are intuitive and easier to remember compared with existing domain names such as "canon.com." Canon has made the official decision to begin necessary procedures to acquire ".canon" upon the introduction of the new system.
http://www.canon.com/news/2010/mar16e.html

They should also make use of their キャノン.jp and start a WIPO process against the owner of キャノン.com.
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Old 16th March 2010, 12:38 PM
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

These things are going to drive confusion and information overload into the minds of the average joe. The big 3 extensions will become even more ingrained, even more valuable.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

On one hand, people say those new TLDs will fail just like .travel and .mobi. On the other hand, they say those TLDs will confuse the users. If the new TLDs will fail like .travel and .mobi, how can they confuse people? We have already a lot of TLDs including ccTLDs. Have we heard much complains that they are confusing?

Another funny prediction is that introduction of new extensions will make .com stronger and more valuable. It is understandable for .com owners to say that since they want to keep the value of their portfolio. It is hard to understand there are even people who actually believe them.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

All those .ccTLD's aren't confusing because the majority of them are used mainly locally within those countries.

$10 says a lot of American's are confused when they see a .us domain

What will also be confusing will be when .canon resolves to something but .nikon and .pentax don't.

ICANN will bring in millions of dollars so they can pay for 1st class travel for all their staff to their global "remote participation" events and their much higher than normal salaries.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

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Another funny prediction is that introduction of new extensions will make .com stronger and more valuable. It is understandable for .com owners to say that since they want to keep the value of their portfolio. It is hard to understand there are even people who actually believe them.

People don't like change at all. People go with what they learned first. People first learned that dot com is what you can type after a keyword or company name when you want to find a website. People are not going to remember 200 different extensions, nor are they going to care; they are going to keep on typing dot com and dot net.

Quite frankly, stockholders should fire CEOs of companies who approve spending money on things like applying for dot canon.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

A quick survey of my office had everyone asking why would Cannon do something like that. They also all pointed out that everyone knows .com is king and will never be dethroned.

All are enterprise class IT folks. CCIE's et al.

I tend to agree with them up to a point. Maybe the next generation would buy into the .something but for the foreseeable future it's idn dot com(idn)

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There's all kinds of possibilities.

What if google made .goog and created a www sand box like back in the AOL days except much less suckier?
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

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A quick survey of my office had everyone asking why would Cannon do something like that. They also all pointed out that everyone knows .com is king and will never be dethroned.

All are enterprise class IT folks. CCIE's et al.

I tend to agree with them up to a point. Maybe the next generation would buy into the .something but for the foreseeable future it's idn dot com(idn)

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There's all kinds of possibilities.

What if google made .goog and created a www sand box like back in the AOL days except much less suckier?

google are creating their own internet

they are a registrar.

they have cache servers in most main isp data centres serving consumers.

they are building their own network infrastructure to the consumers' door.

they already account for 6% of all internet bandwidth.

they provide dns servers

they got browsers and operating systems and hot brands and make phones. the list goes on.

google will launch their own internet one day not too soon.

and it will be successful as they will control the whole experience from your browser to the sites you can visit (no more torrents to keep studios happy, or free speech to keep governments happy) - imagine the ability to control what you can get and furthermore pay for your content through your google internet connection bill (like micropayments on your cell phone, but for movies etc. imagine - no more entering your credit card details for anything but just paying your net bill each month.

and why not. it seems google do actually do most things very well and much better quality than most others' attempts.

i'm looking forward to my gigabit connection and tv / movies / music on demand legally and immediately.

in the googlenet will domains matter? brands and search will be all that matters.

build the brand through adwords. pay for search through adwords. oh, how convenient.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

AOL part II: The Electric Boogaloo.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

The 2nd coming of compuserve.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

what a joke.. .canon? Who do they think they are? Nobody would reg with them.. an utter waste of money :D
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

I imagine this is more for internal corporate communications than external.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

What a waste of money. they can just use subdomains you know :D
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

at least it could get attention as a front runner. from now on, when people talk about .companyname, they'd mention .cannon as an example.
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Re: Canon to begin acquisition of ".canon"

yes but they also have to go and get .[canon] in every language market they're in, at $85000 a pop or whatever it is.
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