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    Re: Global Name Registry Response to Edelman Study
    by Anonymous on Friday June 07 2002, @02:06AM (#6929)
    The response from GNR utterly fails to address the important issues raised by Ben and only seems to encourage the type of conducted illustrated by AD2000D and others. GNR fails to effectively deal with blatant squatting in the .name space, and simply throws up their hands saying, in effect, it's just too difficult to police our name space.

    That's wrong. If an underfunded college student in the US can uncover all the mysterious-looking registrations and identify examples of squatting, then why can't the registry in charge of maintaining .name do the same exact thing?
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    Re: Global Name Registry Response to Edelman Study
    by Anonymous on Friday June 07 2002, @02:34AM (#6931)
    Did you read the article? GNR is pointing out that a lot of the "obvious" squatting Ben "uncovered" isn't so obvious
    after all, and that it would be a substantial amount of work to verify.
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    Re: Global Name Registry Response to Edelman Study
    by Anonymous on Friday June 07 2002, @06:52AM (#6939)
    C'mon now, Ben's findings are really non-issues, except to domain geeks and those without real jobs.

    There's no motivation for any registrar or registry to stop hoarding and squatting. Squatting didn't hurt .com. Squatters, hoarders and speculators fuel the engines that run the internet. If not for speculators, wishful-thinking hoarders, and squatters, at least several registrars would fail, and Verisign stock would be worth even less than it is today.

    Ben Edelman has a proclivity for meaningless studies and statistics. Unfortunately, he exposes individuals to trashing, for the unforgivable crime of buying lots of domain names.

    I think I read about Ben and marijuana bong, somewhere on the internet ... something about circumventing rules to get a visa for travel to Russia. If he's high on pot, that could explain his fixation with other people's business.
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    Re: Global Name Registry Response to Edelman Study
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 12 2002, @11:49AM (#7132)

    Read the rest of this comment...

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