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    Can Afilias Handle the .Net Registry? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 9 comments | Search Discussion
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    There Has Been Zero Interest in a .NET Rebid
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 07 2004, @08:11AM (#14300)
    There Has Been Zero Interest in a .NET Rebid

    The .NET rebid derived from a corrupt process
    orchestrated by Jon Postel's attorney, Joe Simms
    and various players behind the scenes that have
    rarely (if ever) been mentioned in any ICANN
    forum. The ISOC, DOC and DOJ put together their
    own view of how the domain name industry should be
    structured and have imposed that on the
    marketplace. It is a classic case of the U.S.
    Government deciding the answer and then finding
    a path that leads to that answer. ICANN of
    course is the puppet created to carry out the
    plan and announce the answers that others have
    decided suit their needs.

    Verisign has of course studied this closely and
    has enormous financial resources to invest to
    defend themselves from the ISOC plan. Verisign
    also has to defend themselves in what should
    be a free and open marketplace. One can not
    expect Verisign to advocate a free and open
    marketplace. Verisign is ruthless and at least
    they are honest about their ruthlessness.

    People think that the ISOC advocates a free
    and open marketplace. That is not the case.
    The difference in Verisign and the ISOC is that
    the ISOC lies about their ruthlessness.
    As people now see, the ISOC (and IETF) are
    protecting their .ORG cash cow and making it
    clear to open source advocates just who "owns"
    the ISOC intellectual property. The usual ISOC
    liars are of course claiming the ISOC is not evil.

    Is it more evil to be evil and lie, and claim
    you are not evil, than to be evil and openly
    admit you are evil ?
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