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    ICANN is Running .NET - Denic Was a Fool to Play
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 31 2005, @04:19PM (#14773)
    ICANN is Running .NET - Denic Was a Fool to Play

    Stay tuned as ICANN raises the taxes on the .DE
    Registry and all of the other ccTLDs. More
    revenue is needed to better staff all those
    ICANN travel offices in each country in Europe.
    Multi-lingual support is expensive. The new
    ICANN building in Geneva will also not be cheap.
    Hosting state dinners for the ITU will also
    require substantial increases in revenues. The .DE domain owners have to dig deep in their
    pockets to pay for all of the gala events.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The story is incorrect
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 31 2005, @08:20PM (#14777)
    SAIC has never owned VeriSign, SAIC was at one point the owner of Network Solutions which it floated on the stock market and was then acquired by VeriSign.

    Denic was not even close to being the top ranked bidder. The choice of criteria is very unlikely to have had an effect on their losing the bid.

    Finaly, the issue of stability of the registry is a very important one to be considered. VeriSign was not the only bidder to be awarded a 'blue' status on that consideration, Saten was also awarded blue. The criteria clearly was not the deciding one.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ICANN Execs Alerted NOT to go to Argentina
    by Anonymous on Friday April 01 2005, @03:03AM (#14782)
    ICANN Execs Alerted NOT to go to Argentina

    ICANN insiders have been alerted NOT to .TRAVEL to Argentina or if they do go they should wear
    dark sun-glasses and large straw hats.
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