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    Re:ICANN supplied the list
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday December 02 2004, @09:48AM (#14506)
    User #2810 Info
    The Register.co.uk [theregister.co.uk] has picked up on and extended the fiction. -g
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    ICANN is a Fiction Re:ICANN supplied the list
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 02 2004, @11:01AM (#14507)
    ICANN is a Fiction and a Comedy

    It does look like Verisign plans to continue
    supporting the charade with their .NET rebid
    players now appearing on the field. This
    obviously indicates one of two things:

    1. Verisign has already been assured by the
    insiders that they will "win" the .NET rebid
    if they do not object to ICANN taxing them
    at the rate of 75 cents per transaction on
    $6.00 transactions. That is a 12.5% tax which
    is viewed as typical for government taxation
    of corporations.

    2. If by some fluck Verisign is not declared
    the "winner" (not likely), then Verisign can
    obviously play two key cards. One is that the .NET servers can not be pulled apart from the .COM servers because they use the same IP
    addresses. The second ace in the hole that
    Verisign has is that they will be the .NET
    operator for the Next Generation Internet
    which ICANN does not regulate (control).

    Either way, Verisign wins. Surprise, surprise.
    Only fools will toss $500,000 down the drain
    to bet against them. ICANN will of course
    gladly soak up that $500,000 with more travel
    and parties for UN A-List people.
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