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    Drum Roll - .NET Awarded to Guess Who ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 27 2004, @07:38AM (#14073)
    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
    TLDs.

    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
    that!!

    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.

    http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-malamud- consultant-report-00.txt

    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
          inadvertently omitted.

          This document was created with "xml2rfc" as specified in [RFC2629].
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