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    Re:While .COM and .NET Progress - .ORG Fails
    by Bruce Beckwith on Monday July 12 2004, @02:28AM (#13921)
    User #3777 Info | http://www.pir.org/
    Interestingly, I did not post the comment above. I did write the message and did send it out on an email, and PIR stands behind the statement. My postings are never done anonymously.

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    Re:While .COM and .NET Progress - .ORG Fails by Bruce Beckwith
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    Where are the On-Line Financials for PIR (.ORG) ?
    by Anonymous on Monday July 12 2004, @03:58AM (#13922)
    Where are the On-Line Financials for PIR ?

    Where does the $6 per year, per .ORG name, go ?

    Why does a non-profit charge $6 ? [the same as a
    for-profit company]

    Does ISOC charge the $6 ? PIR ? Afilias ? or
    one of Dave Farber's companies ?

    How many ex-Verisign (NSI) employees run .ORG ?

    What is the point of re-delegation, if a new
    regime just consists of the old regime under
    a new company name ?

    Note: There is no point in asking why .ORG was
    any-casted without any discussion. That would
    may involve technical matters which clearly
    are not part of the DNS discussions in any
    regimes, except .COM and .NET.
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    Re:While .COM and .NET Progress - .ORG Fails
    by Anonymous on Monday July 12 2004, @04:01AM (#13923)
    Bruce Beckwith — Vice President Of Operations

    Bruce Beckwith joined PIR in December 2002 as the newly formed organization’s first full time staff member, in the role of Vice President of Operations. A seasoned executive, most recently specializing in the domain name space of the high-technology industry, he is responsible for operational and marketing disciplines at the registry.

    Beckwith’s extensive knowledge and strong management and leadership experience in the wireless and software industries made his transition to the domain name sector an easy and natural one. Joining Network Solutions in 1997, he: implemented the first Quality Assurance function for the world’s largest combined registry/registrar; managed and promoted the channel program for resellers; acted as spokesperson for all policy matters for the distinct registrar business unit; and, worked closely with ICANN’s staff on contract and compliance matters. When Network Solutions merged with VeriSign in 2000, he continued to develop policy and pursue implementation strategies for the combined corporation.

    In July 2000, Beckwith lent his “big picture” approach to the industry as he organized and led the first meeting of ICANN accredited registrars to discuss the possibility of a consortium to bid on a new TLD, which became the successful genesis of the Afilias registry, a winning bidder in the November 2000 ICANN decision to implement additional TLDs. As the representative of the largest registrar member of Afilias, Beckwith devoted significant resources and personal effort to insuring that Afilias’ launch of the .info TLD was successful for the Internet.

    Beckwith’s responsibilities now include management of the relationship with Afilias Limited, PIR’s registry services partner, as well as developing operational policies, registrar relationship management, legal strategy advice to PIR’s outside counsel, oversight of marketing strategies, and, media relations. Mr. Beckwith has been acknowledged as a subject matter expert on several panels relating to ICANN policies and Internet industry issues.
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    Does Hal Lubsen do the Anonymous Postings ?
    by Anonymous on Monday July 12 2004, @04:17AM (#13924)
    Does Hal Lubsen do the Anonymous Postings ?

    What is Hal Lubsen's annual gross revenue from .ORG ?

    What is the relationship of Hal Lubsen and Dave Farber ?
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    Re:While .COM and .NET Progress - .ORG Fails
    by Anonymous on Monday July 12 2004, @11:10AM (#13931)
    "PIR stands behind the statement"

    Boy, Oh, Boy, everyone should feel secure.
    The great PIR non-prophet stands for something ?

    Let's see. .ORG is delegated to the huge
    8-person Staff at the Internet Society, which
    was started by Vinton Cerf. The ISOC of course
    has zippo experience being a DNS Registry.
    What does that matter ?

    In comes the PIR to protect the .ORG netizens.
    The ISOC out-sources to PIR. The PIR does not
    even exist at that time. No problem, create
    a DNS Registry out of thin air. Ignore all
    existing Registries.

    Since PIR has no capacity to do anything but
    travel around, attend parties and strong-arm
    insiders, it of course is faced with the task
    of making some .ORG servers work. No problem,
    Verisign will donate $5,000,000 for that to
    the ISOC. Where did that money go ?

    To save the .ORG netizens from disaster, the
    PIR of course has to out-source to the newly
    created Affilias, which is now portrayed as
    a major league Registry after spending 2+ years
    getting one to work. Pay no attention to the
    companies that did it in less time and on
    their own nickel.

    To make the fisco complete, Affilias then of
    course out-sources to Jon Postel's thesis
    advisor Dave Farber to run the DNS operations.
    Let's see, that is over 20+ TLDs that Dave
    Farber now operates.

    As the gas-bag Stuart Lynn said, the "winning" .ORG proposal was obvious. It just "jumped out"
    from the rest as the obvious choice. He must
    have meant that it was "obvious" to all of the
    insiders that are now funded by .ORG to do
    largely nothing, except travel around and host
    international parties.

    How many millions will be spent on the .ORG
    bash coming up ?
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    Re:While .COM and .NET Progress - .ORG Fails
    by Anonymous on Monday July 12 2004, @11:22AM (#13932)
    The broken .ORG any-cast infrastructure is being
    front-ended by reliable systems.

    The major .ORG sites, such as PUSSY.ORG will
    be operational, no matter what the ISOC does
    or does not do.
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