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    Emails? You've got to be kidding
    by GeorgeK on Monday August 30 2004, @08:54AM (#14086)
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    every time the rights to a desirable domain name is set to expire, an avalanche of emails now comes roaring into Verisign’s system, threatening its limits and forcing costly backups to deal with all that traffic.

    If you really think VeriSign gets EMAILS at drop time, you have a lot to learn.

    Going "by the book", there was a super-majority consensus AGAINST WLS in the policy formation part of ICANN. Period. That should have ended it right there. The drop system is functioning well under the status quo, and needs no monopolistic and abusive WLS scheme to fatten up VeriSign's bottom-line.
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    Re:Emails? You've got to be kidding
    by William Spencer on Thursday September 02 2004, @09:10AM (#14098)
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    Obviously, everyone is not as large a fan of the wait list system idea as I. Fair enough. That aside, the intended point is a larger one than the WLS. The larger point is that ANY company that attempts ANY investment in the Internet infrastructure is faced with the spectre of ICANN's arbitrary judgement opposing it and laying waste to the (often considerable) investment of time, money, and personnel. No one is demanding certitude in the marketplace of competitive approaches. What many of us ARE demanding is some sort of certitude in the regulatory process. ICANN needs to establish a predictable framework for approaching infrastructure upgrades, or else it will persist as a drain on the system, rather than being the honest broker and referee it should be. That ICANN takes a shot at Verisign should bring no long-term solace to Verisign's competitors. Allowing ICANN to rule arbitrarily will give ICANN powers that will one day come back to bite all those with an interest in the system. An ICANN powerful enough to give you everything you want is also an ICANN powerful enough to take away everything you have.
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