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    Re:Mr. Pooke
    by dmehus on Saturday December 20 2003, @11:40AM (#12757)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    haha, good detective work, Chris!

    In all the press releases announcing acquisitions that I've read, even if the buyout price is undisclosed, they've always disclosed the name of the company or person doing the buying. As soon as I read this news article, I immediately thought, "cheezy."

    Perhaps Mr. Pooke has the large penis envy syndrome? He wants to think of himself as the director of "major media company," so he classifies being a signatory of the .tel application to ICANN (presumably for telecoms) as such a prominent role.

    I'm curious to know what he paid for the remaining equity interest in CentralNic. I hope he didn't pay too much, given that if CentralNic was to accidently let "eu.com" expire and a cyber-squatter purchased it, their whole business model goes down the toilet.

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Re:Mr. Pooke
    by Anonymous on Sunday December 21 2003, @08:33AM (#12759)
    > if CentralNic was to accidently let "eu.com"
    > expire and a cyber-squatter purchased it, their
    > whole business model goes down the toilet.

    Of all the criticisms you could make, that seems a strange one. The same would be true of (say) mail.com, hotmail.com, etc. - the customers rely on the registration being continued, which is exactly why they (the companies) would be daft not to ensure it was renewed for the maximum period possible. Isn't the fact that domain names are business-critical for everyone, (not just CentralNic/SecretSquirrelCo) the very reason why everyone gets so het up about Versign / ICANN etc.?

    Whois suggests they can't 'forget' to renew uk.com until 2011 anyway. Doesn't seem to work for eu.com here.
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