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    Join ICANN - Start Your Own Sovereign Nation ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 06 2004, @05:55AM (#14294)
    Join ICANN - Start Your Own Sovereign Nation ?


    "New Country Developments
    At the beginning of the 20th Century there were about 110 countries in the world. Today there are 198 countries recognized by the United Nations, thirty or so nations with some status such as observer, and hundreds more with no official UN status. In North America alone there are six hundred native tribes with some degree of sovereignty. In Africa, over two thousand ethnic populations claim territory.

    In their 1993 book War and Anti-War, authors Alvin and Heidi Toffler report that a CIA analyst of their acquaintance expressed concern that during the 21st Century there could be five thousand new countries. The intelligence gathering and diplomatic issues arising from this trend are staggering. The economic opportunities are amazing.

    What is behind this trend? Who is starting new countries and why? How does an investor capitalize on these opportunities? These questions are answered every week in The Indomitus Report." .............

    Many ccTLDs Just Waiting to be Claimed
    Toll-Free Operators are Standing By
    Call Today
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    Just in From the .AP Wired Service
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 06 2004, @06:10AM (#14295)
    Just in From the .AP Wired Service....

    Ira Magaziner Crowned King of the Cyber Country ARGO PACIFIC (.AP)

    Accorded Full UN Diplomatice Rights
    Establishing the New .AP Currency
    Sets up Headquaters on Road Island

    Delegated the .AP ccTLD
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    As Predicted the IETF Opts for the .ORG ISOC .Cash
    by Anonymous on Friday October 08 2004, @07:34AM (#14304)
    As Predicted the IETF Opts for the .ORG ISOC .Cash

    As predicted, the IETF has decided to officially
    become absorbed by the now cash-rich .ORG society
    (aka the ISOC). The .ORG tax dollars will now be
    more easily distributed to the IETF "experts"
    who develop the *right* technical opinions to
    continue the ISOC, ICANN, IANA dominance over
    the aging IPv4 32-bit Internet. .NET will now be easily moved to the insiders to
    increase the funds to support more experts and
    more social gatherings where people make believe
    they are running a network.

    Meanwhile, in the real world, wireless solutions
    have now been programmed to present the world
    with a .COM-only platform. New TLDs can be easily
    launched by using the information now available
    directly from the user's wireless access point.
    The devices have now dropped below $50 retail and
    can easily be inserted between a user's PC and
    their legacy network connection.

    Rough consenus and working code, contained in the
    wireless access points, will allow users to
    ignore the corruption in the ISOC and route
    around it. Vote early and often in November.
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    ICANN Needs Help ?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 08 2004, @03:17PM (#14309)
    http://www.icann.org/financials/budget-fy04-05-06o ct04.html#invoicing

    In addition, recent growth in the total number of names registered indicates that ICANN (in implementation of the transaction based model) may realize revenues beyond those planned. Those revenues will be used for three purposes, i.e.,:


                reduce the $3,800,000 per registrar fee,

                build a portion of a recommended reserve fund (see, Creating a Reserve Fund, infra), and

                mitigate (since fee will be collected quarterly) against the possibility that transactions (and revenues) will decrease in the latter quarters due to seasonality or drop off in registrations.

    To accommodate these three purposes, collections from transactional fees in excess of plan will be allocated as follows: 50% will be used to reduce the per registrar fee until that fee is eliminated, 50% will be used to build a reserve and mitigate against reduction in revenues.

    As an example, given the conservative estimate of 300 registrars above, if transaction based fees exceed projections by 20%, the per registrar fee will be reduced by $844,900 to $2,955,100. Using the calculation and assumptions above, with 300 registrars and 50 fees partially forgiven, the per registrar fee will be $9,332. The fee, if partially forgiven, will be $3,111.
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