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    ICANN Should be Supporting New Registrars
    by Anonymous on Monday April 18 2005, @01:42PM (#14931)
    Registrar franchises are a creation of ICANN.
    ICANN should be providing all of your training
    and technical support. You bought your franchise
    from ICANN, not Verisign.

    Verisign has no interest in having more clueless
    Registrars forced on them. That was an ICANN
    business model that came from the DOC and DOJ.

    Verisign would be better off working with a few
    solid companies to make sure the Registry is
    stable, secure, high-performance and at the
    leading edge in terms of technology. Dealing
    with ICANN keeps Verisign from progressing.

    Verisign will likely lose .NET and .COM as the
    new technology passes them by. Verisign has
    chosen to play the ICANN game and that is a
    short-term game where they both race to the
    bottom to see who can stab who in the back first.

    The free market and customers will move forward
    and leave Verisign and ICANN to their games.
    Some Registrars will remain behind and rest on
    their laurels. They then will cash out, retire
    and fade away. Many Registrars will not be able
    to compete in the new evolving markets. ICANN
    and Verisign will of course not help them there.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Why Verisign on .NET ? Look at the Big Picture
    by Anonymous on Monday April 18 2005, @02:03PM (#14933)
    Why Verisign on .NET ? Look at the Big Picture

    1. ICANN is now running .NET at 75 cents per name per year. They did not rebid it, they cleverly deeded it in-house. .NET owners should be very
    concerned about what new policies will come from
    the regulatory minds at ICANN.

    2. Verisign decided to play the ICANN game and
    pay ICANN the 75 cent kick-back. Apparently,
    Verisign likes the job that ICANN is doing to
    prevent any serious competition in TLDs. It was
    worth bowing to the extortion of new fees.

    3. Verisign also was tossed a new TLD as a
    sweetner. People claim that ICANN and Verisign
    hate each other. ICANN sure tosses Verisign some
    sweet deals for a company they supposedly hate.

    4. Lastly, the other choices for .NET operators
    were not even close when one considers TRUST.
    ICANN understands Verisign. They can predict
    each other's moves. ICANN is not going to send .NET out of the .USA, that narrows the choices.
    ICANN is also not going to risk more fiascos,
    as were seen in the post-2000 beauty contest.

    Given all of the above, there was no .NET rebid.
    It was all a show. ICANN is now better funded.
    They can play golf and let others do the work.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Why Would Anyone Become an ICANN Registrar ?
    by Anonymous on Monday April 18 2005, @03:16PM (#14934)
    Why Would Anyone Become an ICANN Registrar ?

    You can now buy names at a lower price than you
    can ever hope to buy them from Verisign.

    How can one justify the ICANN fees, the costs,
    and the headaches that you describe in becoming
    a Registrar ?

    Also, what happens IF being an ICANN Registrar
    prevents you from participating on other
    business opportunities ?

    Does ICANN guarantee that you will succeed ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Update – .NET RFP Process
    by Fergie on Tuesday April 26 2005, @12:12PM (#14978)
    User #4118 Info | http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
    Well, I'm not sure if anyone noticed, or not, but ICANN has posted an update [icann.org] on their web site as of April 20, 2005, with regard to reconsidering issues surrounding the .net award, etc. - ferg
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 28 2005, @10:21AM (#15019)
    At this point it is the only sane answer. Somebody in the D. o. Commerce MUST be making a freakin' fortune off of them.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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