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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.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    This Looks Like a Job for the Canadian Ombudsman
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 05 2005, @09:19PM (#14813)
    This Looks Like a Job for the Canadian Ombudsman

    ICANN needs to get the Canadian Ombudsman to
    ride in on a horse dressed like the royal
    mounted police. It will be great theatre.
    Cerf loves public image builders and photo ops.

    Then Elliot and Ross can arrive as Batman and
    Robin. They can reveal that the 3 last place
    finishers have now formed a new company and
    are pooling all of their blue stars. (Did they
    get any?)

    The new company can be called BleuStar and
    ICANN award it the .NET deal. The empire will
    be saved. Cerf can then take off the Darth
    Vader outfit and collect all of those .NET
    taxes and laugh all the way to the bank with
    his Worldcom cronie Bernie Ebbers.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .LAN Party April 17-21, 2005, in Orlando, Florida.
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 05 2005, @09:43PM (#14816)
    ARIN and the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) are pleased to announce a joint meeting, April 17-21, 2005, in Orlando, Florida. This unique event marries the missions of the sponsoring organizations, facilitating information and educational outreach in the area of IPv6.
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    Mars attacks ICANN
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 06 2005, @03:20AM (#14819)
    Check it out! http://www.netdisaster.com/go.php?mode=ufo&destruc tion=massive&url=http://www.icann.org
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    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 06 2005, @08:39AM (#14826)
    Whereas the .NET re-bid engaged a wide-spread
    number of inputs from THE Internet Community

    Whereas a diverse set of competitive groups responded to the re-bid.

    Whereas the ICANN Board has stroked their beards
    and deliberated with great wisdom.

    Whereas everyone who is anyone enjoyed yet another
    all expenses paid vacation in a new location.

    Whereas the U.S. Department of Commerce could
    not care less which of the PRE-selected candidates
    are selected.

    RESOLVED, that the ICANN Board recommends that
    Verisign and Saten work together to build a
    joint .NET operation center in Northern Virginia
    to ensure stability and security of the critical .NET TLD, at least in Northern Virginia.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Irony of neustar's complaint
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 07 2005, @08:03AM (#14835)
    It is ironic that neustar is now protesting VeriSign’s sitefinder service, given that they were the first to launch such a product on their .biz gTLD. I am not sure how a company can legitimately protest a product they have provided or why they would expect such a complaint to be taken seriously. While there may be many things to be said about sitefinder, such juvenile complaints do not help the discussion move forward.

    Mark Tobias
    Pantheon Software
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