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    Re: Full of it
    by RFassett on Friday June 20 2003, @08:58AM (#11831)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    "...that a huge proportion of the slots will never ripen into the consumer's desired names -- yet Verisign still gets to keep the money."

    ok...so say the registrars agree to pay VGRS $30 per deleted domain registration. Any com/net domain re-registered within 5 minutes (5 seconds?) is defined as a deleted domain by the registry and registrars through a private, opt-in contract. WLS goes away....lawyers go away..."competition" (for sake of a better term) remains for those retailers that choose to pursue this market.

    A private business deal between supplier and retailers that does not need to drain limited ICANN resources any further than it already has...or that of US lawmakers.

    And why is it deemed justifiable for US tax dollars (such as mine) being used to protect the business interests of 2 non-US entities of the Domain Justice Coalition? I would say "Verisign shareholders" (of which I am not) would have better standing....just a thought.

    ICANN has made their "ruling"...I see nothing stopping the private parties from now negotiating a private business agreement...Why is ICANN even in the middle of this, is the bigger question to me. It seems everybody wants DNS to be shielded from (US) government regulatory action except when something does not go their way...just cut a private deal with the supplier and be done...but that's a problem because the retailers want the supplier to be held to their (regulatory) price cap - regardless of the nature of the transaction - and the supplier has found a way around this in a niche market place of domains deemed coveted (of value)....and that's really what this is all about, right?

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    Re: Full of it by RFassett
    Re: Full of it
    by GeorgeK on Friday June 20 2003, @09:15AM (#11832)
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    This is also about fairness for consumers (and many of those are in the US), to preserve competition and choice. See all the comments in the ICANN WLS Forum [icann.org] and Anti-WLS Online Petition [petitiononline.com] from thousands of consumers.
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