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    Resellers Now Choose the Registrar
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 15 2004, @12:54AM (#13965)
    Resellers Now Choose the Registrar. The consumer
    does not even see the Registrar. Resellers are
    NOT accredited by ICANN or the Registry.

    Registrars can now help form the Registry.

    The .NET TLD is a good example. The Top 8
    U.S.-based companies can collectively *operate*
    the Registry by each supplying part of the
    infrastructure needed.

    The Top 8 U.S.-based companies are:

    Verisign
    Network Solutions
    Go Daddy
    eNom
    Bulk Register
    DirectNIC
    Dotster
    StarGate

    ICANN has already told some of the Registrars
    that they should become Resellers. The writing
    is on the wall.

    If the leveraged buy-out of TuCows occurs, and
    is based in Mississippi, then Vinton Cerf and
    Worldcom will be able to get into the game above.
    Since TuCows is a penny stock, the buy-out should
    be trivial, right Esther ?
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