one letter domains

why are most of the one letter domain names owned by ICANN?


Rodney Blackwell - site owner/administrator

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Because they could…don’t you suppose, there is lots of talk about them
being corrupt and stealing domains that people do look ups on etc etc.

Gary Stein

“Rodney Blackwell” <circle-r@pacbell.net> wrote in message
news:9g0g0f$l3g$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> why are most of the one letter domain names owned by ICANN?
>
> –
> Rodney Blackwell - site owner/administrator

> http://T-ShirtCountdown.com http://TalkT-Shirts.com/
> http://ihateclowns.com/ http://NewT-Shirts.com/
> http://DomainJunkies.com/ http://EmailSources.com/
> http://SellYourLogo.com/ http://JackAssMail.com

> Make 50¢ an hour surfing the web! Get-paid-to-surf is back!
> http://www.spedia.net/cgi-bin/tz.cgi?run=show_svc&fl=8&vid=2633282

Not “owned” really – “reserved”

In about 1995, it was decided that one-letter domains shouldn’t be allowed

The method for making them unattainable was to give them registration
records in the name of the registry.

z.com and x.com were already registered at that point, though, and they
were allowed to carry on

Rodney Blackwell <circle-r@pacbell.net> wrote in message
news:9g0g0f$l3g$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> why are most of the one letter domain names owned by ICANN?
>
> –
> Rodney Blackwell - site owner/administrator

> http://T-ShirtCountdown.com http://TalkT-Shirts.com/
> http://ihateclowns.com/ http://NewT-Shirts.com/
> http://DomainJunkies.com/ http://EmailSources.com/
> http://SellYourLogo.com/ http://JackAssMail.com

> Make 50¢ an hour surfing the web! Get-paid-to-surf is back!
> http://www.spedia.net/cgi-bin/tz.cgi?run=show_svc&fl=8&vid=2633282

there’s another one that’s registered, I can’t remember what company it
was, but it was like about the middle of the alphabet.

that makes sense though about the one letter domain names, although I
don’t know why they wouldn’t be allowed. Whatever happened to z.com?


Rodney Blackwell - site owner/administrator

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http://ihateclowns.com/ http://NewT-Shirts.com/ http://DomainJunkies.com/
http://EmailSources.com/ http://SellYourLogo.com/ http://JackAssMail.com

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“Winston D. Neutel” <winston@dramaturgy.net> wrote in message
news:9g1h3p$og$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> Not “owned” really – “reserved”
>
> In about 1995, it was decided that one-letter domains shouldn’t
> be allowed
>
> The method for making them unattainable was to give them registration
> records in the name of the registry.
>
> z.com and x.com were already registered at that point, though, and they
> were allowed to carry on
>
>
> Rodney Blackwell <circle-r@pacbell.net> wrote in message
> news:9g0g0f$l3g$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> > why are most of the one letter domain names owned by ICANN?
> >
> > –
> > Rodney Blackwell - site owner/administrator

> > http://T-ShirtCountdown.com http://TalkT-Shirts.com/
> > http://ihateclowns.com/ http://NewT-Shirts.com/
> > http://DomainJunkies.com/ http://EmailSources.com/
> > http://SellYourLogo.com/ http://JackAssMail.com

> > Make 50¢ an hour surfing the web! Get-paid-to-surf is back!
> > http://www.spedia.net/cgi-bin/tz.cgi?run=show_svc&fl=8&vid=2633282
> >
> >
>

Quick whois scan shows that Q.COM is owned by Qwest, X.COM is owned by
x.com, and Z.COM is now owned by Nissan!

y.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Qwest Communications International Inc., Registrar: NETWORK
SOLUTIONS, INC. Record created:13-Feb-2001, Record updated:18-May-2001

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: X.com Corporation, Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC. Record
created:20-Oct-1999, Record updated:09-May-2000

z.COM, Name: Reserved Domain, Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Record
created:Wed, Dec 01, 1993, Record updated:Fri, Jun 02, 2000

z.COM, Name: Nissan North America, Inc, Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Record created:26-Mar-2001, Record updated:26-Mar-2001