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    Re:"ICANN registrars practicing extortion"
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday June 13 2005, @11:19AM (#15566)
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    Please spare me the hints.

    1. Sure it's easier to change registrars than to be extorted. But it is you alleging extortion by registrars without providing any evidence. Nor is there any evidence that anyone else has made a credible claim to having this happen. Assuming registrars did do this, presumably someone would report it. I don't much care for many registrars, either their business practices or their service, but if you're going to anonymously claim that they are committing extortion without a shred of evidence, then it is no wonder law enforcement isn't interested.

    2. I don't know of any registrars paying $6 per comnet domain name. If you do, please list them.

    3. Of course registrars are using names as you say, and in other ways in contravention of ICANN rules, and of course ICANN will do nothing about it. But this is hardly some new development, it has gone on for years.

    If you are going to make such ill-informed comments it is no wonder you choose to be anonymous. -g

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    Re:"ICANN registrars practicing extortion"
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday June 13 2005, @11:11PM (#15572)
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    You clearly don't understand basic concepts. What you are listing is what registrars are selling names for, not what they are buying them for. You said that some registrars are selling comnet names at cost, therefore to use your above example they should be paying a minimum of $5.99 for the names. So, as I asked once already, show me a registrar who pays $6.00, or $5.99. I am always amazed at the time people will take to type up and submit utter drivel. -g
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