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    Why ICANN Should Not Be in the Grant-Giving Biz | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 8 comments | Search Discussion
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    ICANN Even Prides Itself on Being a BEAST
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 22 2004, @05:56PM (#14614)
    BEAST (Budget Evaluation and Advisory Special Taskforce)

    It is all a game for the Registrars. Some
    Registrars claim they know **nothing** about
    the Internet. They clicked a button, sent a
    check and now they are a "Registrar". They are
    not sure where all of the money is coming from
    and they do not care. They just watch their
    accounts grow and spend the excess money not
    skimmed off by the ICANN BEAST.

    At some point, when consumers open a new IRA
    retirement account, they will be asked, "Would
    you like to be an ICANN Registrar ?". For a
    small investment, the money just pours in and
    compounds via interest and investments. All of
    the back-office is handled by the bank or
    brokerage firm and wrapped up with your IRA
    and 401K. Just watch the balance grow each day.
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