OT: I just purchased a new Wal-Mart domain name. Now what? (for regular posters who love Sams and are Web Site Savvy).

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Im a regular poster (and lurker) but Ill warn you in advance that Im using a pseudonym email for this post. Why? Because I value my privacy and I always use an alternate email address (its real, though) when posting to this forum. For the record, Ive never been flamed, and am neither a Polly nor a Doomer, just someone who is concerned and trying to find out everything I can about The Year 2000 Computer Problem. In the past, Ive also contributed to this forum--I hope--in a positive way.

From the fluke file, I found out today that the .nu extension Websites are growing by leaps and bounds. So. . .I registered (and got it) for www.wal-mart.nu

The question is: what to do with it?

One thought might be (for Sams lovers--Y2k or not) to post weekly shopping experiences and best buys for your area. To do this, I would need to collaborate with someone who has server space and expertise. Also--would such a site be of value here in your opinion?

I appreciate all of your suggestions and observations on this.

Please post to this forum as I check in every day. Use your real email address if you want to collaborate.



-- WalmartFan (WalmartFan@WalmartFan.me), April 30, 1999


I noticed last week at Sam's in N.TX was carrying blue 55 ga;/ plastic storage barrels for $20.

Never seen this before...go 2-4 x month for cattle & horse feed.

Also, Sam's in Dallas on Coit & I-90 has a gas station & sells gasoline about $0.020 less per gal.

-- texan (bullseye@ranch.com), April 30, 1999.

Could I add Sam's currently has coolers, allegedly good for keeping ice solid for five days at 90 degrees? Around $20. Also Puddintame told me Sam's propane tanks were around $5 cheaper than Lowes'. Saw they had a big display of Coleman lanterns but didn't check price. Millstone gourmet whole bean coffee is up to about $10/2lbs (but still better than supermarket price at around $8-9 for ONE pound), and Hawaiian bean coffee is around $8-9/2lbs. Would give you more info, was there twice this week, but receipts have gone to proof-of-purchase requirement for free Electronic Arts video game! And you know that remembering prices if sooooo hard for an

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 30, 1999.

Hold it and later sell it. Today the $70 wallstreet.com domain name sold for $1 Million.

-- Walmart fan too (not@import.ant), May 01, 1999.

I have a lot of domain space just sitting around. If you can use Netscape composer (just slightly more complicated than using your phone), I can give you some space for your walmart plans.

PJ in TX (email is real)

-- PJ Gaenir (fire@firedocs.com), May 01, 1999.

Thanks guys (except you know who).

PJ, I'll email you.

For the rest of you, I'm going to try to keep this post active long enough for some of the other regulars to see it and comment.

Thanks again!

-- WalmartFan (WalmartFan@WalmartFan.me), May 01, 1999.

OK--I know .edu, .gov, .com etc. but what is .nu supposed to be?

Was at Walmart yesterday basic Curad bandages bonus box of 90 each 3/4 inch for $1.18--that's a big savings in a family of children. Stocked up.

-- Kay (jkbrooks@bellsouth.net), May 01, 1999.

Some information on the .nu domain

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 1999--

About .NU Domain Ltd.

NU Domain Ltd., a US-based private corporation, offers the only competitive alternative to Network Solutions Inc.'s. (NASDAQ:NSOL) .com domain name. The .NU Domain Ltd. targets end users and the small office/home office (SOHO) market, as well as Internet users in countries with restrictions on the domain name registration process. The .NU domain is the fastest growing TLD on the Internet. It has registered over 30,000 .NU domain names on the Internet during the past 18 months and registrations of .NU domain names have doubled in the past six months.

Current .NU registered customers are located in dozens of counties throughout the world, including Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Taiwan, Norway, Italy, the UK, Spain, Brazil, New Zealand, Finland, Indonesia, Belgium, Singapore, France, the Canary Islands, Australia, Canada and the Philippines, as well as the US.

The list of registered .NU domain names ranges from personal sites like the Black Velvet Dart Team in Sweden (http://www.blackvelvet.nu) to names registered by large corporations, including Dell Computer Corporation (http://www.dell.nu); entertainment-software publisher Blizzard Entertainment (http://www.starcraft.nu); the Renault Group (http://www.renault.nu); Visa International (http://www.visa.nu); International Data Group Corp. (http://www.idg.nu); The Coca-Cola Bottling Company (http://www.coca-cola.nu); The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (http://www.goodyear.nu); Hasbro, Inc.; and Volkswagen of Sweden's www.klubben.nu. .NU Domain Ltd. can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.nunames.nu.

-- WalmartFan (WalmartFan@WalmartFan.me), May 01, 1999.

Poster, please consult a lawyer about this. I would expect Wal-Mart stores to send their attorneys knocking very shortly. This is nothing to toy around with. The world's largest corporations do not like having their Federally registered trademarks played with. Please understand the tenor of this post. I am not trying to scold, I just don't want to see unintended trouble. The trouble can be serious. This is no joke.

-- Puddintame (achillesg@hotmail.com), May 01, 1999.

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