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    What a deal...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday March 23 2004, @11:19AM (#13246)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I know several other registrars that charge $8 or less per year, without requiring a century of prepayment!
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    If ICANN allowed 100 years, this would be great...
    by Ron_Bennett on Tuesday March 23 2004, @11:48AM (#13247)
    User #3011 Info | http://www.wyomissing.com/bennett/
    NSI's 100 year registration is great marketing, but meaningless since the max length of a gTLD registration is 10 years.

    On an aside, some ccTLDs have offered 100 year registrations for awhile since they're not governed by ICANN's 10 year max limit.

    If gTLD registrars could actually over 100 year registrations, I'd get some...be cool to have a domain name showup in Whois registered through like Mar-23-2104.

    Anyways, if this catches on, we could see 1000 year registrations, though more likely folks will see the following marketing terms used to describe length of registrations, such as "Lifetime", "Forever", "Permanent", "Endless", etc.

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    Re: The 10-year limit ...
    by Anonymous on Tuesday March 23 2004, @12:42PM (#13253)
    MF writes:
    "The 10-year limit never made any sense. But ICANN imposed it."

    Could you elaborate more when ICANN imposed it?
    And why?

    I noted during Dot Org re-delegation debate that selling for 10-year could make commercial harm to the VeriSign successor (as registry successor is never able to get money on prorata temporis base for domains paid in advance for 10-years), but that was just considered as yet another hurdle in a battle against monopoly ...

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    1 billion year registrations
    by GeorgeK on Tuesday March 23 2004, @12:54PM (#13255)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    My company has outdone NSI. We offer 1 billion year registrations for only $100 million. :) That's only 10 cents per year, 99% less than what NSI has the nerve to charge per annum.

    A few other OpenSRS resellers are making similar great deals. [opensrs.org] Discounts are available for multiple domains! :) How can we offer such great deals? One word: Volume! :)
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    Nice Profit Scam
    by fweyer on Wednesday March 24 2004, @10:22AM (#13265)
    User #3833 Info
    This is another example of Network Solutions providing a "service" that isn't needed, in which gullible registrants will cough up money now for services they may never receive (what are the odds that Network Solutions LLC (the company that bought the registrar business from Network Solutions, Inc. last November but that pretends to be the same company, which it isn't) will exist ten years from now, let alone 100? You can get the same result from other registrars like GoDaddy, who charge $8.95 a year and offer an automatic renewal option, providing the same service on a pay as you go basis, and not locking a registrant in for 100 years.
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    .COM owners now see who really owns their name
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 25 2004, @09:18AM (#13273)
    .COM owners are just waking up to the fact that they do not own their domain names. The legal mafia in the U.S. has finessed the ownership into the hands of Registrars which own the names.
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    This starts to look like a Money Storage Business
    by Anonymous on Friday April 02 2004, @02:58PM (#13308)
    This starts to look like a Money Storage Business


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