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    Who Cares?
    by Anonymous on Friday January 21 2005, @07:10PM (#14629)
    Who cares? As GeorgeK, in domain name forums, brags,"My new baby - math.com", he gushes over his latest aquisition. Of course he's upset when Verisign (or any entity for that matter) stands to control most of the name-dropping (.com) action.

    GeorgeK and his ilk contribute to the hoarding mentality, and only helped give Verisign the motivation to take control of the hoarding/speculating game. For GeorgeK to complain about someone else hoarding names or gorging themselves on auction profits is a huge joke.

    This industry is full of hypocrites, right George?
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    Registrar Expired Domain Name Auctions
    by para_dan on Sunday January 23 2005, @11:34PM (#14636)
    User #4024 Info
    In September 2004 both Network Solutions and Tucows announced that they were going to go into the auction business for expired domain names. See http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-21 sep04-1.htm

    In effect expired domain names will remain with the registrar and auctioned off by them to the highest bidder. Tucows proposed giving 80% of the proceeds from the sale to the original registrant, NSI proposed 20%. I wondered how this would effect companies like Snapnames when I read this.

    After the advisory posting on ICANN's site there hasn't been any more said about this...until now that is with Verisign's announcement. Be interesting to see where this leads...
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    Unimportant
    by Anonymous on Monday January 24 2005, @06:52PM (#14637)
    It's really an unimportant issue, unless you trade in domain names for profit. For those who do, this issue is probably noteworthy.

    Yawn.
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    So Do Afilias and CORE++
    by Anonymous on Wednesday January 26 2005, @05:47AM (#14640)
    Afilias and CORE++ also propose to auction deleted .net names if they win the bid for the .Net registry contract. Details at Afilias and CORE++ also propose to auction deleted .net names if they win the bid for the .Net registry contract. Details here [free2innovate.net]
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