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Topic # 7343 7-Apr-2006 12:08
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Mmm.. I like the idea of this new TLD that target for use with mobile websites like WAP/PDA/Smartphone/mHTML friendly.

But do we really need this? Why can't we use cascading stylesheet (CSS) and xhtml to determine which CSS we serve to the client device?

http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/articles.php?action=expand,47765&sid=bf34f0bcf581b14bdc98c02ae4d4916b

mmm what you say?




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  Reply # 32497 7-Apr-2006 13:22
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How quaint an idea to require a user to specify to a server what kind of device we are using.

We could have .ie and .firefox and .safari domains too, so appropriate code can be served up for those browsers.

Of course I am being sarcastic, and I think its a bad idea. With all the technology we have, the server should be getting smart and just serving up a different version for mobiles automatically.




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  Reply # 32498 7-Apr-2006 13:29
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I agree with what big Tony said, we should work smarter ;-)




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  Reply # 32502 7-Apr-2006 13:52
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The way the system is run now, it seems to me that its just another way to extract money from people trying to protect their trademark on all the domains.

Then you have the proposed .xxx tld which just makes it easier to block domains (ie. block *.xxx), which from the website operators point of view might not be good but lets not go there.

Perhaps if content was more organised on different domains, I'd support it however at the same time we already have the technology to adapt content to different devices - why not use it?




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Reply # 32509 7-Apr-2006 15:56
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I agree with Tony - what a idiotic and useless thing. It just looks like another money making scheme. Companies have all the power to serve the most appropriate content based on the browser technology in use, no need for another TLD.





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  Reply # 32525 7-Apr-2006 17:45
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Stupid, we need more Top levels like we need spyware. though a .vip (VoIP to replace "phone numbers" would be good!

I'll stick with my www.3gdl.com (3g Download, used for everything but!) for now, Quite happy with a 4 digit domain.

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