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    Taxing the .FR Names
    by Anonymous on Thursday May 13 2004, @09:08PM (#13580)
    ICANN needs to make sure that it imposes a very
    large tax on each of the .FR registrations.

    Not only should ICANN take a large cut via the
    Registry, ICANN should also make sure the Registrars
    pay fees for each .FR name. ICANN can help the
    Registries and Registrars avoid profits by
    absorbing all surplus funds.

    The added revenue can allow ICANN to expand the
    ICANN Staff and add a Real Estate division. The
    8 ICANN office locations around the world should
    be developed on land that ICANN purchases or
    takes in via donations. The 8 locations should
    be campus-like settings to allow the ICANN Staff
    to walk around and entertain visiting diplomats,
    in a serene setting.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .FR is NOT run by France
    by Anonymous on Friday May 14 2004, @04:47AM (#13582)
    .FR is NOT run by France

    France is a third-world Internet area.
    They are not capable of operating TLD servers.

    The Taliban runs .FR

    fr. 345600 IN NS ns2.nic.fr.
    fr. 345600 IN NS ns3.nic.fr.
    fr. 345600 IN NS ns3.domain-registry.nl.
    fr. 345600 IN NS ns-ext.vix.com.
    fr. 345600 IN NS dns.cs.wisc.edu.
    fr. 345600 IN NS dns.inria.fr.
    fr. 345600 IN NS dns.princeton.edu.
    fr. 345600 IN NS ns1.nic.fr.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The "president" is off-shore and well-funded
    by Anonymous on Friday May 14 2004, @05:23AM (#13584)
    http://www.icann.org/financials/financial-report-f pe-31dec03.htm

    "The services of ICANN's president and chief operating officer are provided to ICANN through a professional services agreement with a company that is owned by the president. Total payments for the six months ended December 31, 2003, including fees for professional services and reimbursed expenses, were $236,931."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .XXX.FR and the other sucker TLDs
    by Anonymous on Friday May 14 2004, @06:10AM (#13585)
    .FR is opening up to make way for the 10 new
    sTLDs (suckers) that ICANN has lured into their .WEB.

    ICANN gets to pocket the $50,000 application fees
    and then .FR gets a cut.


    .MOBI is of course just a troll-application
    [a distraction and/or misdirection] submitted
    by Microsoft and others to test the ICANN waters.
    The Mobile (".MOB") is taking the single-letter
    TLDs and could not care less about .MOBI. They
    do not need ICANN approval, they just put the
    single-letter TLDs into their products and
    sell to the market.

    Meanwhile, the .XXX and .TRAVEL owners are growing
    in numbers and are very happy with their names.
    They have a Registry and Registrars and Resellers
    without any need for ICANN.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .FR is Just Trying to Avoid the .FR.EU Plan
    by Anonymous on Friday May 14 2004, @09:55PM (#13587)
    .FR is Just Trying to Avoid the .FR.EU Plan

    The .EU people who do not even have an operational
    TLD have the ear of ICANN because they offer a
    big government solution and big revenue hopes
    for the ICANN diplomats. The new ICANN.HQ in
    Europe will likely cost close to $100 million
    dollars to build. Since .EU has no revenue, that
    revenue will have to come from .FR and the other
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Ouverture du .fr
    by Anonymous on Sunday May 16 2004, @11:20PM (#13596)
    Ouverture du .fr et .re : le premier bilan

    http://www.afnic.fr/actu/nouvelles/nommage/NN20040 514

    Good Thing = liberalisation, Bad Thing = the existing compagnies are given enormous advantage to grab all names, while individuals are still forbiden to register.

    The stats indicate that from 11 to 14 May, .fr did receive 231302 requests to register for 49716 different domain names from 514 different ressellers/agents.

    There was circa 196 k domain names registered under .fr (and .com.fr etc) before 11 May 2004.
    If all 49 k requests for domain names are processed, it means increase by 25% in 4 days. Not so bad, but still some work to do to match .uk and .de.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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