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    VeriSign Announces Faster Updates for .com and .net | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 11 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re:Verisign Now Needs to Move Forward
    by Anonymous on Saturday July 10 2004, @08:22AM (#13907)
    In order to restart the Site-Finder [DNS Wild Card]
    Service, Verisign really needs to get out of the
    business of paying ICANN for every domain name.

    With Site-Finder restarted, Verisign will become
    the Default Domain Name Owner for Billions of
    Domain Names (i.e. those not registered). Under
    the current situation, Verisign would have to
    pay for all of those .COM and .NET names they
    are directing to their mis-hit Site-Finder servers.

    It is doubtful that Verisign would want to send
    billion dollar checks to ICANN. Look at what the .ORG money is now buying. Can you imagine the
    corruption with ICANN having access to billions
    of dollars ? Consider the U.N. and Kofi Anon
    as just one example.

    Large ISPs and walled-garden vendors, such as
    AOL, MSN, SBC/Yahoo/DSL and mobile phone vendors
    can of course do their own form of Site-Finder.
    wISPs (Wireless-ISPs) also can do this at large
    gathering places, where they supply free .NET
    access. None of these vendors would want to pay
    ICANN a fee for all of the domain names they
    trap and divert to their advertisement systems.
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