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    Laugh (or Cry) GNSO's ISP constituency fails to renew its own domain name
    posted by Mueller on Saturday September 09 2006, @04:10AM

    As we await the London School of Economics' heavily vetted report on the GNSO and its ocnstituencies, here's a nice little development that tells us almost as much as the report itself: the ISP constituency, long considered one of the most dormant in the GNSO, let its own domain name, ispcp.org, lapse and it has fallen into the hands of a pay per click "Search engine". Have a look for yourself.

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    by jberryhill on Sunday September 10 2006, @01:50PM (#16889)
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    I see that .org's "user education" initiative has yet to make it around to the other people physically present for the discussion.
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    ICANN gets a taste of its own medicine.
    by WebmasterChick on Monday September 18 2006, @01:50PM (#16891)
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    They probably secretly said to themselves that anyone who forgets to renew a domain name is just plain stupid. And low and behold it happens to them. But the fact of the matter is that people are fallible. Unfortunately, the rules that ICANN has set up make the stakes very high if someone errs. I’m not saying that there shouldn’t be a penalty for renewing late. Let’s face it, if you pay your credit card bill late you pay a late fee. They don’t take your house. But if you forget to renew your domain, they take your “address.”
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    Eating one's own dogfood...
    by anthonykuhn on Tuesday September 19 2006, @07:15AM (#16892)
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    Well, I hope it tasted good! ICANN gets it in the end, but unless it really hurts, I'm sure they won't take action to change policy to make it easier for the incumbent domain name owner to retain possession of their domain. However, this goes to show you that if it can happen to the big guys, it can happen to anyone. Can anyone give me a good reason why a name should be offered up for sale to the highest bidder instead of allowing the current owner to renew? Should my car's registration be up for auction every two years to the general public? Silliness abounds...
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