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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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    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)
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    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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    Re: The 10-year limit ...
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Tuesday March 23 2004, @02:56PM (#13262)
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    I have no idea (or have completely forgotten) where the idea for the 10-year limit came from. (Nobody will ever need more than 512K of RAM?) I bet one of ICANNWatch's readers knows.

    I do agree that long-term name delegations have consequences for successor operators if no funds to cover the obligation are transferred with the registry and the obligation.

    I don't think, however, given how the contract is written, that this important point applies to .com like it did to .org, since the contracts basically guarantee .com to the current operator in perpetuity barring very unlikely misdeeds.

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