Drum Roll - .NET Awarded to Guess Who ?|
The crowd is on the edge of their seats.
The .NET owners were never allowed to vote.
The lawyers have covered all of their bases.
The 4,000,000+ million .NET domain names
represent $24,000,000 in revenue, for doing largely NOTHING !!!! The Registrars do the real work and
they have now out-sourced that to Resellers.
Based on broad, consensus views, from "the community",
and following on the excellent results of moving .ORG to a company (ISOC) with 8 people and NO TLD
Registry experience with out-sourced arrangements
with all of the "right people", .NET is poised
to evolve to the next step.
[Play Olympic Fan-Fare Trumpets Here]
WHEREAS: The Internet has not melted down.
(Pretty cool distraction HUH ? Took people's
eye off the ball)
WHEREAS: .NET was horse-traded for .COM
WHEREAS: More revenue is needed to fund Internet researchers.
WHEREAS: .NET owners are happy with their $6
names and little or no competition with other
WHEREAS: .ORG was moved to a new company created
from the same people who used to run .ORG
RESOLVED: .NET will be moved to a new company
created by the same people who used to run .NET
Wait, hold on, let the IETF get incorporated as
"The Internet Foundation" and then .NET can fund
Uh Oh, Oh Well, resolved that .NET is awarded
to those people willing to step up on stage
and collect their $250,000 checks each year.
9. Acknowledgment of Contributions and Reviews
A number of people contributed their time in telephone interviews,
email exchanges, and reviews of the draft. These exchanges resulted
in many useful suggestions. Needless to say, our acknowledgment of
their contribution should not in any way be used to necessarily infer
support for anything contained herein. These individuals include:
Bernard Aboba, Harald Alvestrand, Fred Baker, Bob Braden, Scott
Bradner, Brian Carpenter, David Clark, Jorge Contreras, Dave Crocker,
Steve Crocker, Joao Damas, Leslie Daigle, Lynn DuVal, Patrik
Falstrom, Bill Fenner, Ted Hardie, Bob Hinden, Paul Hoffman, Geoff
Huston, Mike St. Johns, David Kessens, Robert Kahn, Daniel
Karrenberg, John Klensin, Rebecca Malamud, Allison Mankin, Thomas
Narten, Jun Murai, Thomas Narten, Eric Rescorla, Pete Resnick, Joyce
Reynolds, Lynn St. Amour, Mike St. Johns, Paul Vixie, Margaret
Wasserman, and Bert Wijnen. The author apologizes for any names
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