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    The .US TLD is Not Subject to ICANN Price Fixing
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 13 2004, @11:14PM (#13953)
    Note, the .US TLD is not subject to the ICANN
    price fixing. The U.S. Department of Commerce
    handled the entire re-delegation process, without
    an auction. They mostly were cleaning up the
    academic mess that Jon Postel created in .US.
    DOD-linked insiders were handed the task.

    There is apparently no "floor". Note, the Registry
    and Registrars do not appear to be able to give
    the SLD.US names away, at any price. The .USA TLD
    would be much more desirable and provide true
    competition for .US. Even though ICANN claims to
    have a mission to promote competition, everyone
    can now see, that! is not the case.

    It would be interesting to ask each of the
    Presidential Candidates whether they favor the
    addition of the .USA TLD in a public debate.
    Maybe people should make some simple signs and
    hold them up at the various rallies. Can you
    imagine each of the candidates retiring to their
    campaign headquarters to ask the staff what
    the signs mean ?
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