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    How Speculators Can Help Themselves, And ICANN
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 06 2002, @07:26AM (#6886)
    The At Large needs to educate the typical netizen about ICANN, DNS, registrars, registries, UDRP, etc.

    Speculators come from all countries, and usually have a "real job" in some industry unrelated to DNS. Speculators are in the best position to educate others within their respective industries. For example, if I manufacture plastics, and am also a domain speculator, chances are I have tried to register plastics.com, plastics.info, plastics.biz, etc. My plastics-related domain names will be worth a lot more money if the other people in my industry (plastics) understand the advantages of the DNS system for any particular business. So theoretically, I have a vested interest in educating my industry about the uses of domain names. But speculators do not work for free, so ICANN needs to pony-up some money for these education sessions. Heck, if ICANN pays expenses, I've got a feeling lots of domain name speculators would be eager for the opportunity. It's a win-win situation. ICANN could get the money from registries and registrars, who would also benefit greatly from the education of the populace about the DNS.

    Eventually, every netizen should learn what a piece of shit Verisign is.

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    Re: At-large organizing follies
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 06 2002, @07:55AM (#6887)
    "But speculators do not work for free, so ICANN needs to pony-up some money for these education sessions"- yeah right. Speculators/squatters are pulling in plenty from click-thoughs etc. ICANN shouldn't have to pay to teach you not to squat.
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    Re: At-large organizing follies
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 06 2002, @09:26AM (#6892)
    Instead of criticizing ICANN, I'd like to see anyone post a top 10 list of accomplishments by ICANN since its inception....ok, top 5 and I will even make out the form:

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    Why Bash Speculators?
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 06 2002, @01:08PM (#6906)
    Domain speculators make sure domain names get into the proper hands, at a profit. There's nothing wrong with that. That's good for the internet, good for consumers, good for the speculator, and good for the speculator's customer.

    To begrudge speculators and label them "squatters" shows real ignorance.

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