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    The .NET Strategic Plan
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 12 2004, @06:05AM (#13563)
    What will ICANN do when they see the Micro$oft
    and Veri$ign .NET Strategic Plan which calls for
    them to operate the "new" .NET Registry with
    FREE Registrations for .NET domain names ?

    How can ICANN turn down a FREE (no-charge) Registry ?

    Will the Registrars rush in to soak up that extra
    $6 per name per year, or will the ICANN Staff
    take that as their (tax) fee ?

    Will the FREE .NET registrations be tied to other
    Micro$oft and Veri$ign products ?

    Will ARIN.NET, RIPE.NET and APNIC.NET step in to
    make sure this does not happen and to make sure
    they operate the .NET Registry for a higher price ?

    Will all of the ISOC Micro$oft and Veri$ign
    bashers (like Farber) jump up and down claiming
    that they (M$ and V$) are using their monopoly
    power to over-charge consumers ?

    How can over-charging be claimed, when the .NET
    registrations are FREE ?

    How many years can one register a FREE .NET name ?

    Will the FREE Registrations be limited to one
    year to make sure .NET owners come back to get
    a refresh of the latest M$ and V$ policies and
    the .NET protocol engine, which of course locks
    into the .COM TLD and other V$ TLDs, such as .TV ?

    Assuming ICANN opts to hand .NET to some secret
    group of strategic socialist community planners,
    from the ISOC inner circle, what happens when
    M$ and V$ ignore that and deploy the .NET protocol
    engine that routes around the ISOC cult ?

    On a name by name basis, will .NET owners vote
    with their feet and registrations for the M$V$
    Strategic Plan or the ISOC Strategic Plan ?

    Do you have access to the entire .NET ?

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