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    Re:Who Cares?
    by Anonymous on Saturday January 22 2005, @05:20AM (#14631)
    "What that has to do with deleting domains, only you and your psychiatrist will ever know.... "

    George, why are you bashing that guy? He made a legit point? Do you lash out at anyone who hits a nerve?
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    Re:Who Cares? by Anonymous
    Re:Who Cares?
    by GeorgeK on Saturday January 22 2005, @08:31AM (#14632)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    haha Legit point? Is this the psychiatrist, or another personality of the same anonymous coward? Why is it the VeriSign shills need to hide their names?

    Buying a developed domain name and website from a prior owner has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with deleted domains. Period. Q.E.D. The troll (maybe someone with a grudge that their own .pw or other pathetic websites get only 10 hits/month) was totally 0wn3d, trying to suggest there was something wrong with the math.com transaction (go visit math.com [math.com] -- it's a LIVE site). For one to suggest otherwise, and to somehow attempt to link it to "hoarding" or "auction profits" or hypocrisy demonstrates the need for medication.

    I and others operate in a highly competitive industry. No one gave me any risk-free monopoly profits (to use that math.com example, I paid the seller's asking price, in competition against all others who wanted that domain). Those of us who have been successful did it on our own, competing against many others in a tough environment. When someone like VeriSign is out to create another monopoly, leveraging its existing monopoly, yeah I have a problem with that. ICANN and the US government should not be in the business of creating new and abusive monopolies. That's a worldview that favours competition, something that is entirely consistent with all the positions I've had since I became involved in domain politics. So far, my side is winning (where is WLS? haha).

    The basic flaw with VeriSign's position is where they use the words "developing a solution". You'll notice that they've jumped ahead to finding "solutions", skipping over the fact that they've not demonstrated that there is even a problem. They've been unable to demonstrate a real problem in the past 4 or 5 years. When push comes to shove, the only "problem" they can prove is that they're jealous at not milking more revenues from the desirable deleted domains. Given they have a contract with a price of $6 per domain, and not a penny more, they're not entitled to profit from those deleted domains, either. The surplus belongs to the consumers.
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