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    Re:NRO.NET to Become Corporation and IANA
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 28 2004, @04:20AM (#14494)
    It does not take much ICANN watching to see that
    the insiders do not pay Jon Postel's RIRs for
    address allocations. Their address allocations
    were FREE [just like the ccTLDs]. ICANN does not
    get their annual cyber-taxes and neither do
    the RIRs. The legacy root-servers do not operate
    in RIR-taxed address space.

    One problem is of course that the insiders are
    now expected to promote the RIRs and make sure
    that everyone continues to pay their $25,000
    annual fees for address allocations. They of
    course do not pay, yet, they are now promoters
    for the RIRs.

    Enter the NRO. They (three self-appointed people)
    now claim to have taxing rights for ALL of the
    remaining address space. They will now build up
    a corporate multi-level-marketing machine and
    collect those taxes. The insiders will now all
    have to pay. All of the hand-outs Jon Postel
    gave away for FREE, will now be reversed, as
    ICANN watches. ICANN will of course get their
    cut, under the table, at some future date.

    The ISOC is of course happy, they have the .ORG
    cash-cow and now can not figure out how to
    dump the cash. A few lavish parties in South
    Africa will help fix that. Stay tuned as the
    ISOC limos arrive, complete with private
    motorcycle escorts, with flags from all of the
    nations flying. The diplomats will emerge, fresh
    from their meetings on the ski slopes in
    Switzerland. Life in "the society" is really
    grueling. Keeping the pyramid growing, without
    anyone noticing, takes a lot of work.
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    Re:NRO.NET to Become Corporation and IANA by Anonymous

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