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    ICANN is a Division of Verisign Time to Clone .NET
    by Anonymous on Friday April 22 2005, @05:36AM (#14959)
    ICANN is a Division of Verisign Time to Clone .NET

    Plan B for some of the .NET bidders was to work
    on the Clone of .NET.

    Verisign and ICANN had no intention of changing
    the .NET arrangement because .NET and .COM use
    the same IP addresses. If ICANN was serious about
    that, they would have required that Verisign
    separate .COM and .NET years ago.

    Now you will see a distinct separation of .NET
    and .COM. The .NET owners should be very pleased
    with the end result. Consumers will see a seemless
    transition, or actually not see it.

    Verisign and ICANN have set a new floor for annual
    domain name fees at 75 cents per name. The .COM
    Registrars should now be asking for that same
    thing to increase their margins for no additional

    Many people always claimed that annual domain
    name fees should be under $1. That is now the
    case. Consumers have watched the fees go from
    $50 to $35 to $6 and now $1. New competition has
    not been allowed in (yet), but ICANN and Verisign
    will be pointing to their accomplishments in
    terms of price-fixing.

    Some of the new.NET Registrars will of course
    plan to charge only $1 per .NET name per year.
    They can do that because of the other .NET
    services they will now be able to offer, that
    other Registrars can not offer. Many Registrars
    are .NET clueless and are happy with their
    drag-and-drool .COM .web market.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ASNs Now Mapped to .NET Names [$5 not $500]
    by Anonymous on Friday April 22 2005, @07:22AM (#14960)
    ASNs Now Mapped to .NET Names [$5 not $500]

    ASNs have been expanded to be 17 bits (core and non-core).

    One can obtain a unique ASN from a qualified .NET Registrar for $5 per year. The RIRs may
    continue to try to claim their monopoly at
    $500 per year. Unlike IP address blocks, ASNs
    do not take a slot in some fictitious
    routing-table that RIRs love to claim needs
    their monopoly management. ASNs also have no
    aggregation attribute. Each ASN stands alone
    and is not part of a larger block.

    The 17-bit unique ASN value is mapped to a
    unique .NET name, via an alphabet only available
    from qualified .NET name brokers and the
    Nothing-But-.NET Registrars. The under-$100
    WIFI routers have the interface built in to
    make it easy for consumers to obtain their
    unique ASN for their home .LAN.

    The 17-bits are divided into a 12-bit component
    which is encoded with 4 octal digits. There is
    also a single-letter encoded as 5-bits. The
    single letter is also used with the single-letter .NET names. The resulting 5-letter .NET names
    still fall in the Premium .NET name category
    and are part of the .NET name map which is
    available to all of the WIFI .LAN routers.
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