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    Where Will All the Non-Profit Profits Go ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 24 2005, @10:57PM (#14724)
    When ARIN was formed they claimed it would all
    be done on a non-profit cost-recovery basis.
    That soon became an expansion to absorb all
    revenues. They lied.

    They then decided that they needed several years
    of cash reserves in case revenues dried up.
    No one asked what the point of ARIN would be
    if revenues dried up and why they would continue
    to operate for several years. The cash was
    stock-piled just in case.

    With all of the non-profit companies created
    from the Jon Postel estate assets, via his
    attorney Joe Sims, no one seems to ask what
    happens to all of the cash and how can non-profits
    continue to grow cash reserves. Eventually,
    the U.S. laws will prevent them from having
    hudreds of millions of dollars in cash in
    their accounts.

    Will they be expected to contribute it to the
    U.S. general fund to reduce the deficit ?

    Will the cash be sent back to the National
    Science Foundation which started the entire
    pyramid scheme with their initial funding ?

    Where will the growing mountains of cash go ?

    How can Joe Sims continue to increase his
    take if he can not continue to develop
    policies that embroil ICANN in more litigation ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Large ISPs Will Also be Charging $2/yr to Resolve
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 24 2005, @11:10PM (#14725)
    Large ISPs Will Also be Charging the Registries
    $2 per Year to Resolve the Names

    The estimate is that it will cost several
    hundred dollars to have a widely resolved .TRAVEL name.

    As for .JOBS, it is a plural of the real TLD
    which is .JOB. Unlike, NEW and NEWS, plurals
    have to shortened to gain the most wide-spread
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ICANN Sees That the World is Routing Around Them
    by Anonymous on Friday March 25 2005, @05:34AM (#14726)
    ICANN Sees That the World is Routing Around Them

    The .TRAVEL TLD is interesting because ICANN
    is not going to allow the good names to be used.
    This is the new approach, launch a TLD but
    do not allow a large number of names. That of
    course will change when they see that the new
    cable-TV-live broadband modems route around
    that and FILL-IN the name-space.

    ICANN-TRAVEL.com ($5 per year as a back-up)
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Where Will All the Cash Go ?
    by Anonymous on Friday March 25 2005, @05:45AM (#14727)
    Where Will All the Cash Go ?

    With growing mountains of Cash, ICANN will now
    be able to hire an army of lawyers, private
    investigators, all of the thugs from the
    various ThugNOG Labor Unions, and other unsavory
    people, to roam about meat-space and cyberspace
    being the thought-police.

    They will now be able to set up elaborate "Sting"
    operations to root out any people they want to
    destroy. They will be able to now do the same
    things V$, M$ and N$tar have been doing for years.

    Everyone will of course defend themselves and
    become bobble-heads..."There is no .LAN TLD"
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Dave Farber's Pay-Per-Click DNS Resolutions
    by Anonymous on Friday March 25 2005, @06:12AM (#14728)
    .TRAVEL will be ideal for Dave Farber's
    Pay-per-Click DNS Resolutions.

    Yo, Dave ? How many pennies do you collect
    each time a name is looked up in one of
    your 25(?) TLDs that you got from Jon Postel ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Root Zones on each and every computer
    by askii on Tuesday March 29 2005, @05:10AM (#14729)
    User #3623 Info | http://www.exody.com/
    OK ICANN... Get the cost of domain control up to the level needed to push the zones and all the dns lookup tables into each and every computer on the network. It's only a matter of time that the real power of the internet, the users of the system, will decide were they place their money. Get ready for subscription operators to supply this market of internet address data and watch ICANN react! Not a thing can be done to stop it.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Staff are currently overstretched." - Doing What ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday March 29 2005, @05:14PM (#14733)
    "While we acknowledge the concern from some sections of the community about the growth in budget and staff, we continue to believe that the growth plan contained in the original plan is essential for the future health of the organization. Staff are currently overstretched. If we are to provide the additional services that members of the community require and expect, an increase in resources is absolutely necessary."

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