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    .JOBS is Verisign and .MOBI Microsoft
    by Anonymous on Monday December 13 2004, @05:10PM (#14561)
    .JOBS is Verisign and .MOBI Microsoft

    ICANN knows that Verisign is more than capable
    and more and more willing to just add the TLDs
    they want to the root servers and ignore ICANN.
    The Verisign shareholders can not imagine why
    Verisign allows ICANN to run their company.
    It must be that .COM cash-cow they milk each day.

    Microsoft is of course capable of adding new
    TLDs to Windows with the new DNS software that
    is going into Windows.

    ICANN sees the world routing around it and does
    not see any near-term threat to the .ORG cash-cow.
    ICANN has also made .NET their own with the
    75 cent transaction fees directly to ICANN.
    They will now out-source the heavy lifting to
    the cheapest bidder.

    All of the ICANN Proof-of-Concept TLDs will just
    be market-trials. Once investors see what TLDs
    are popular, they will back those TLDs with the
    needed capital to make them commercial and stable
    and available to the always-on broad-band users
    via their cable-TV-like devices that bring them .MTV and .ABC and .CNN and .NBC and .CBS and .FOX
    and .BET and .NEWS and even .ETC
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