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    RIPE.NET web-site face-lift in time for .NET
    by Anonymous on Friday October 15 2004, @08:15AM (#14356)
    RIPE.NET has just migrated their web-site to put
    the past business (IP address blocks) on the
    back-burner and to prepare for the big win of
    the .NET TLD.

    The IP address block leasing business has no
    future because ISPs will not pay for something
    that is free. Unlike ICANN, ISPs consider all of
    their bottom-line expenses.

    RIPE.NET is now poised to be part of the more
    generic business as shown on their new site:
    "Internet resource allocations, registration services and co-ordination activities that support the operation of the Internet globally."
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    Re:RIPE.NET web-site face-lift in time for .NET
    by Anonymous on Friday October 15 2004, @08:34AM (#14357)
    ICANN (from the .ORG realm) will of course be
    delegating .NET to their .NET partners.
    (ARIN.NET, RIPE.NET, etc.) Those partners then
    of course secretly choose a back-office Registry
    company to out-source the operations. Note:
    ARIN.NET has secretly out-sourced its real work
    for years to ISOC-insiders on no-bid contracts.
    Companies like ARIN.NET are just a front.

    All of the .NET partners are of course non-profit
    even though they fool the general public and
    do not use the IANA-recommended .ORG name.
    Those rules do not apply to the ISOC insiders.
    Pay no attention to the ISOC double standards.

    By pushing the .NET delegation work off to their .NET partners, ICANN ensures their steady
    cash-flow from companies that love to send
    ICANN money and who have 10s of millions in
    cash in the bank. ICANN also pushes many
    liabilities off to the .NET partners in case
    Verisign attempts to cry foul.

    In a classic Internet Society arrangement, ICANN
    will be able to point at some other group as
    the party making the decision. ICANN only
    accredits, they do not mandate that their
    decisions be followed. People just all follow
    ICANN because their decisions are always right
    and are based on the "consensus of the community".

    The .NET partners will of course push the real
    decisions off to the newly-created-for-this-purpose
    NRO.NET company that does not really exist, yet.
    NRO.NET will of course quietly select some
    close-by company down the street, Neu-something
    to handle the .NET Registry.

    Meanwhile, pay no attention to how much Esther
    has made from all of this. She is off making
    investments in her next EDventures.
    http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct200 4/nf20041014_5746.htm
    "OUTER-SPACE MONEY SHOWER. Cerf's fellow ICANN champion, famed tech investor Esther Dyson, has recently enjoyed a multimillion dollar windfall. (She declines to say how much exactly.) Dyson happened to be a sizable investor in anti-spam fighter Brightmail, sold to security giant Symantec (SYMC ) for $370 million earlier this year. After that acquisition closed in June, she hasn't been shy about spreading her good fortune around. In the past month alone, Dyson has funded a slew of startups."
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