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    ICANN is All About Registrar Revenues and .NET Tax
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 05 2005, @08:54PM (#14810)
    ICANN can clearly see that Registrar Revenues
    are going to dry up. New Registrars, not
    involved with ICANN, can now buy at below
    wholesale cost directly from the Registries.
    The Registries have cut secret pricing deals
    with volume dealers.

    Seeing that Registrar Revenues (which fund their
    tango parties) are going to dry up, ICANN has
    now turned to Registry Taxes. ICANN has decided
    to be first in line to take their cut before
    any secret Registry-to-Registrar pricing occurs.

    What is amazing is that Verisign has allowed
    ICANN to step in line ahead of themselves. They
    likely see that the pushy coniving ICANN is best
    neutralized by tossing them a small fee. That
    is the least Verisign can do for all of the
    effort ICANN has put into preventing any real
    competition for Verisign.

    As a back-up, ICANN has Saten waiting in the
    wings. If Verisign does not bow to ICANN then
    ICANN will huff and puff and and, and what ?
    and direct the legacy root servers to Saten's .NET servers which have already been installed.

    Verisign knows that some software will not
    switch to Saten's servers. It will continue to
    use the .NET servers which are married to the .COM servers. At this point, Verisign could just
    walk away and leave ICANN in Argentina with
    no plane ticket home.
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