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    Canadians Will Not be at the Table in Aspen
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 15 2004, @12:32AM (#13964)
    http://www.pff.org/aspensummit/aspen2004/agenda200 4.htm
    8:15 a.m.

    Keynote Address

            * Stratton Sclavos, President & CEO, VeriSign Inc.

    Honorable Michael K. Powell, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

    And of course, now headed to the FTC is:

    http://www1.jonesday.com/attorneys/bio.asp?languag e=English&AttorneyID=15760

    "Debbie Majoras practices in the area of antitrust law and also has experience with technology issues and general business litigation. She has extensive experience in a variety of antitrust counseling and civil and criminal litigation matters, including mergers and acquisitions, governmental investigations, monopolization and attempted monopolization, price-fixing conspiracies, teaming agreements, distribution issues, and trade associations."

    Joe Sims (Jones Day) will of course now work
    BOTH sides of the aisle and continue to prosper.
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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:

    Network Solutions
    Go Daddy
    Bulk Register

    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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    Aug 22-24 Conference in Aspen with Esther ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 15 2004, @01:30AM (#13967)
    CONTACT: David Fish
    July 13, 2004
    (202) 289-8928

    VeriSign CEO to Keynote Aspen Summit
    Aug 22-24 Conference Focuses on Future of the Internet

    WASHINGTON , DC – The top executive of the world's leading provider of critical infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks will deliver a keynote address at The Progress & Freedom Foundation's 10 th annual Aspen Summit in August. Stratton Sclavos, chairman and CEO of VeriSign Inc., will offer his views on the future of the Internet – the theme of this year's Summit – on Monday, August 23 at 8:15 a.m. (mountain). The three-day gathering of top Internet and technology leaders begins on August 22 at the St. Regis hotel in Aspen , Colorado.

    “The tenth annual Aspen Summit will feature insights and predictions of some of the world's most compelling communications and technology leaders on a topic that concerns everyone – the future of the Internet,” said Progress & Freedom Foundation President Raymond L. Gifford. “This is the event of the year for anyone interested in the current state and future of the digital economy.”

    The agenda includes such topics as security, governance, digital content distribution, layers integration, the ‘end-to-end' principle, openness, spam, CALEA and protocols.

    Past Aspen Summit speakers have included industry leaders Jeff Bezos, Carly Fiorina, Peter Chernin and Ivan Seidenberg; authors Lawrence Lessig, George Gilder and Esther Dyson; as well as leading policymakers and academics. Last year's highlights included presentations by FTC Chairman Timothy Muris and FCC Chairman Michael Powell and a conversation with former Viacom CEO Mel Karmazin led by acclaimed interviewer Charlie Rose. Leading the Silicon Valley contingent was Sybase CEO and Disney board member John Chen. Wired News has compared the Aspen Summit to the annual Davos event in Switzerland and the Renaissance Weekend at Hilton Head.

    Further details about the 2004 Aspen Summit will be announced soon. Registration can be accomplished here. Rooms at the St. Regis can be booked here.

    The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the impact of the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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    Why be a Registrar When .COM is $5.99 per Year ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 15 2004, @07:43PM (#13970)
    Why would a company become a Registrar and fund
    ICANN (and Verisign) when .COM and .NET names
    are $5.99 per Year** ?

    That is less than a Registrar pays to Verisign.

    Actually, a company could compete head-to-head
    with the Registry at that price and have their
    own network of Registrars and Resellers. Making
    money on the funds float could be lucrative
    with enough volume.

    The Registrars that do not want to pay ICANN's
    fees, could continue in business and still
    claim to be a Registrar. They could "accredit"
    each other in a trade association. You know,
    one of those non-profit things that ICANN was
    supposed to be. Of the people, by the people,
    for the people, blah blah blah.


        For a limited-time, register .us domains for just $2.99 per year!
    Register .com | .net | .org | .info | .name domain names for just $5.99/year
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