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    by Anonymous on Sunday September 26 2004, @08:55PM (#14213)
    Simply wanted to add something that many of you probably know. WebHosting.info & Logicboxes are the branches of a registrar named Directi, based in India.

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    Looks Like Verisign is the Big Winner Not Counted
    by Anonymous on Sunday September 26 2004, @09:09PM (#14214)
    Looks Like Verisign is the Big Winner Not Counted

    $6.10 to the Registrar and $6.00 to Verisign

    It is amazing how many companies, that now have
    millions of customers, do not invest one dime to
    compete with Verisign and ICANN. One would think
    that by now, with a market-price set at $6.10
    that the Registrars would be demanding a more
    fair, 50/50, split with Verisign ($3.05 and $3.05).
    That of course may result in a new market-price
    of $3.10. Another 50/50 split would then give
    Verisign/ICANN $1.55 and the Registrar $1.55.
    Where would it end ?

    The Registrars appear to have no interest in
    directing ICANN to provide them a benefit. ICANN
    appears to exist to support the Verisign
    dominance (for a fee). ICANN has no choice but
    to strip Verisign of .NET and eventually .COM.
    It is interesting that Registrars apparently do
    not see themselves growing up to be Registries.
    Note: An 8-person company (ISOC) with zero
    prior Registry experience is handed the .ORG TLD
    while Registrars with 500 people are not viewed
    as qualified. .NET could of course have to be given to the
    ARIN, RIPE, APNIC trio to keep them solvent. .COM could be easily run by a trio of large
    Registrars. That would currently be a $2 per
    share split. It is amazing that the Registrars
    are not stepping forward to demand that ICANN
    provide them some benefit. The Registrars pay
    the fees and Verisign and ICANN are the big
    winners with the guaranteed cash flows. All of
    the risks are shifted to the Registrars and
    their Resellers.

    Maybe it will take some large Resellers to
    eventually step forward to compete with Verisign.
    Registrars appear to be caught in a collecive
    gaze that rivals Narcisus. Maybe it is because
    clueless spectators are wowed by statistics
    that really indicate nothing about the state
    of the .NET

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ? "lacking...country codes" ?
    by Anonymous on Monday September 27 2004, @08:31AM (#14224)
    ? "lacking...country codes" ?

    "country codes" ?

    Are you serious ?

    Do you *still* think TLDs are tied to countries ?

    Check out http://www.McDonalds.LAN
    for your nearest location.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .INFO is Moving Beyond the Proof-of-Concept
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 28 2004, @04:41AM (#14230)
    http://www .ab.info
    ht tp://www.ac.info
    <a><href="http://www.ad.in fo">
    <a><href="http://w ww.ae.info">
    <a><href=" http://www.af.info">
    <a ><href="http://www.ag.info">
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    325,009 New .INFO Names
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 30 2004, @06:46AM (#14237)

    325,009 New .INFO Names

    Looks like there is a market for FREE names.

    The production .INFO servers operate in a hair-pin
    mode. They take queries in and send *most* of the
    queries to the proof-of-concept market-trial
    servers (now being filled with names). They also
    handle the **premium names** directly and fill
    out the entire .INFO name-space.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Big Surprise Cerf Funds IETF From His ISOC
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 30 2004, @09:03AM (#14242)
    http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current /msg31495.html

    I believe it is more efficient to begin with scenario O (an activity
    within ISOC). If for some clear reason this does not appear to be
    working and cannot be amended within the O framework, then it would be
    appropriate to re-examine scenario C. I think there is a great deal of
    overhead and duplication embedded in the C scenario and I do not
    understand the necessity for this to be the first choice. Vint Cerf
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    I use Whois.SC instead, but that's just me
    by GideonsLastSon on Thursday September 30 2004, @03:01PM (#14247)
    User #3824 Info | http://icannwatch.jothan.at/start.php
    Looks like there are multiple options out there...
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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