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    Re: An Idealistic Take on .org Policy
    by Anonymous on Sunday August 25 2002, @06:51PM (#8705)
    The multi-dollar prices (not costs) of today's offerings are mainly to cover the overwrought complexity of the registry/registrar system that has come to be accepted as the sole way that such systems could work.

    The fact that today we have a registration system of byzantine complexity is not a reason to believe that it could not be done much better.

    Does not ICANN realize that what it is imposing upon the public is a system in which the public pays to have an act not be performed? The continuation of a name registration is an empty act, while removing a name takes work.

    If one dispenses with billing and whois and other non-necessary aspects of DNS, it is possible to construct a registration system that would cost orders of magnitude less than $0.25 per name per year.
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    Re: An Idealistic Take on .org Policy
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday August 25 2002, @09:12PM (#8706)
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    It would be nice for you to supply some pointers to some of your assertions. For example, how does something that cost 25 cents a few years ago get more expensive now? -g
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    Registrars don't pass the savings to the end-user
    by Anonymous on Monday August 26 2002, @05:40PM (#8720)
    What's the point of reducing the registrations at the Registry level if Registrars are not going to pass the savings to the end user?

    Look at the new TLDs. Most of them are less than the $6.00 that VeriSign charges but the registrars keep charging the same price for a com/net/org than for an info/biz/us.

    The only ones making money are the Registrars.
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