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    Future Rights to Home.COM ?
    by Anonymous on Sunday March 07 2004, @04:35AM (#13119)
    If (or when) Verisign, Microsoft, AOL and others
    reveal their New Registry Services for .COM
    owners, here are some questions to consider.

    1. Do you think you have ALL future rights to
    those services for the HOME.COM handle ?

    2. Will you be willing to pay large amounts of
    money for those services ?

    3. What happens if you are NOT willing to pay
    and Verisign turns to the next person on the
    wait list who is willing to pay ?

    4. Do you think you have the right to deny
    Verisign the freedom to re-sell the HOME.COM
    handle in a different context with a different
    service ?

    5. If the fee is extremely low, let's say $6
    per name per year, and you do not pay, do you
    think you will get much sympathy from the
    infamous "community" that Verisign (and ICANN)
    service ?

    6. How many $6 per name per year fees are you
    willing to pay each year to maintain HOME.COM ?

    7. Do you think your Reseller and/or Registrar
    should inform you of the New services and assist
    you in paying the new fees ? Do you mind if they
    toss the fees in for free and cut into their own
    profits ?

    8. If the services are outside of the DNS, should
    ICANN be involved ?

    9. Are you aware that the whois service is outside
    of the DNS ? [whois is not needed to make DNS
    work, it is a completely different technical
    protocol, data-base, etc.]

    10. Since whois is outside of the DNS, why is
    ICANN involved with it ?
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    Future Rights to Home.COM ? by Anonymous


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