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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
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .ORG will now be an Expensive TLD
    by Anonymous on Monday December 13 2004, @05:55PM (#14563)
    .ORG will now be an Expensive TLD .INFO names are currently FREE.
    In 2005, they are 75 cents each. .NET names are headed to the 75 price point.

    It looks like .ORG will be one of the more
    expensive TLDs. It is no surprise that the
    expensive non-profit groupies with their
    world travel and lavish parties end up with
    the highest costs. People claimed that the
    for-profit companies would be expensive. That
    is not the case. Non-profit does not imply
    low-cost, it does not imply public benefit.
    Non-profits seem to attract people who think
    they are fooling the general public. The
    numbers do not lie. The general public has
    seen thru the ISOC non-profit veil from the
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "There are now some over 350 registrars."
    by Anonymous on Monday December 13 2004, @06:04PM (#14564)

    Read the rest of this comment...

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    What TLDs Will Be REMOVED ?
    by Anonymous on Monday December 13 2004, @07:41PM (#14567)
    What TLDs Will Be REMOVED ?

    If people recall, the ICANN experts claimed
    that only a limited number of TLDs can fit
    in the root servers. If they were telling the
    truth, then, adding new TLDs would imply that
    other TLDs will have to be REMOVED.

    Are .MUSEUM, .COOP, and .AERO going to be REMOVED ?

    What ever happened to the .NATO TLD ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ISOC Bets All the .ORG Taxes on the IETF - ALL IN
    by Anonymous on Monday December 13 2004, @08:22PM (#14568)
    The ISOC goes "ALL IN" and bets all of the .ORG
    taxes on the IETF. The IETF insiders are of
    course now being paid as consultants via the
    ISOC. At $20,000 a month, an IETF consultant can
    do a lot of "engineering" for the ISOC.

    http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current /msg32914.html

    "ISOC is very interested in having the IETF restructuring effort succeed. Its history suggests that if necessary it will scale back everything else it does, and risk upsetting all of its other communities, and conduct major fund-raising activities to meet the IETF's needs."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .MOBI Given to Afilias as .NET Consolation Prize
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 14 2004, @05:35AM (#14571)
    ICANN is terrified that .NET would fall into
    Microsoft's hands. They have tossed Afilias
    a bone to distract them from the .NET rebid.

    "The .mobi domain, backed by Microsoft, Nokia, Vodafone, 3, the GSM Association, HP, Orange, Samsung and Sun, would be marketed for use by Internet services accessible primarily by mobile device users. It would be run by Afilias Ltd, the .info registry."

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    IANA Decides to Take Back **SPECTRUM** ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 15 2004, @01:19AM (#14576)
    IANA Decides to Take Back **SPECTRUM** ?

    Backed by CISCO, the IANA, that nameless, faceless
    wizard-of-oz-like persona behind the curtain,
    decides the numbers you used to use, are now
    their numbers and YOU have to defend your use
    [giving IPR rights to the ISOC of course].

    Will CISCO be doing the same with the .LAN TLD
    which is now programmed into millions of wireless
    access-point routers ?

    Will the Chair of the ISOC (employed by CISCO)
    and the Chair of the IETF (employed by CISCO)
    be making other demands ?


    A new RFC has just been issued, RFC 3942
    (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3942.txt): "Reclassifying DHCPv4 Options". The
    document is a product of the IETF DHC WG and expands the range of DHCPv4
    option numbers that are in the IETF/IANA assignable range. The expanded
    public range reduces the site-specific options range that was originally
    defined in RFC 2132..

                                                  Old ranges New ranges
    IETF/IANA assignable: 1-127 1-223
    Site-specific: 128-254 224-254

    So, why might you care about this?

    Many vendors have used "site-specific" options in the range 128-254 for
    vendor-specific purposes in shipping products. And, now that IANA can assign
    options numbers in the range 128-223 to future Internet Standard options, we
    need your assistance to prevent potential conflicts in the use of option
    codes in the newly expanded range.

    RFC 3942 has a mechanism whereby IANA will not assign any option codes in
    the newly expanded range, 128-223, for 6 months (this period will end in May
    2005). During this 6 month period, vendors using options in the 128-223
    range should come forward to let IANA and the DHC WG know of their use. IANA
    can be contacted at mailto:iana at iana.org and the IETF DHC WG can be
    contacted at mailto:dhcwg at ietf.org.

    The vendor will also need to write an Internet Draft documenting that usage
    and advance that draft to an RFC. The Internet Draft can either be written
    by the vendor or by the vendor providing the material for documenting their
    usage to Bernie Volz (mailto:volz at cisco.com) for inclusion in a general
    draft documenting several options.

    Once the Internet Draft has been published, it will be, at the vendor's
    discretion, published as an Informational RFC or entered into standards
    track for publication as an Internet Standard RFC.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Qu’est-ce que l’ICANN ? .TRAVEL==.VOYAGE
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 15 2004, @04:00AM (#14580)
    Qu’est-ce que l’ICANN ?

    L’Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) est une organisation de droit privé à but non lucratif. Son personnel et ses participants viennent du monde entier. Elle est chargée d’allouer l’espace des adresses de protocole Internet (IP), d’attribuer les identificateurs de protocole, de gérer le système de nom de domaine de premier niveau pour les codes génériques (gTLD) et les codes nationaux (ccTLD), et d’assurer les fonctions de gestion du système de serveurs racines. Ces services étaient initialement assurés dans le cadre d’un contrat avec le gouvernement fédéral américain par l’Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) et d’autres organismes. L’ICANN assume à présent les fonctions de l’IANA
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ARIN to Start Billing Everyone - .SMM
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 15 2004, @07:55AM (#14581)
    ARIN to Start Billing Everyone - .SMM

    .SMM - Send More Money


    "Earlier this year, the Board agreed to begin billing the annual maintenance fee to organizations holding numbers assigned before ARIN, if and when that organization requested service from ARIN (like IN ADDR or WHOIS changes). Implementation has been delayed while some integration projects are completed."

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Bush Promised .JOBS - Ohio Delivered
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 15 2004, @07:36PM (#14584)
    The .JOBS TLD is from Ohio and as soon as Ohio
    voted for Bush, the TLD delegation was announced.

    "Ohio delegates vote for Bush in Electoral College
    Washington Times, DC - Dec 13, 2004
    Ohio's Electoral College delegates yesterday officially cast their votes for President Bush, despite an ongoing legal challenge to the outcome of the 2004."

    Every 4 years, there will be TLDs that emerge
    from the election. In 2004, both candidates
    promised .JOBS would be created.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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