Originally Posted by handsonhosting
There's plenty of sites out there with acronym's - look at any of the news stations (abc, nbc, cnn, cbs).
The examples you have provided are established brands. When you mention ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, PBS... ...almost everyone knows who you are talking about.
It really all amounts to brandability.
In the OP's situation I don't know if using "******ind.com" would have the same brandable recognition. If "******industries.net" was available and did not collide with a know trademark, I would be tempted to use it over "******ind.com." And perhaps if the acronym of the company is available "***i.com" might be the best choice. But not knowing all the details it is just speculation on my part.