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    ICANN is Running .NET at 75 Cents per Name Year
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 03 2005, @09:49AM (#15068)
    It is very simple

    ICANN is running .NET

    ICANN is the .NET Registry

    ICANN owns all of the .NET names

    ICANN out-sources to ICANN's for-profit division (V$)

    ICANN is under NEW.NET management
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    A false dichotomy
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday May 04 2005, @01:07AM (#15072)
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    I have long said that this idea of ICANN and NetSol/Verisign not getting along is a false dichotomy. Those disliking both are then left to choose between the apparent lesser of two evils in a given situation. In truth they've always been in a symbiotic, even incestuous, relationship.

    NetSol/Verisign was supposed to divest itself of .net long since but lawyer Joe Simes more or less singlehandedly (and secretly) changed [domainhandbook.com] that back in 2001. Now Verisign gets to keep .net again, the lawyers make more money, and ICANN has an excuse for not getting anything else done. How convenient. They need each other to obscure the fact that the vast majority of internet 'stakeholders' would be better off without either of them. -g

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    Sorting Out the .NET Bidders
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 04 2005, @08:24PM (#15100)
    Sorting Out the .NET Bidders

    Any casual ICANN-watcher should be able to sort
    out the 5 .NET bidders in about 5 minutes.

    One way to do it is to take the list of ThugNOG
    Taliban members and find out which camp they are in.

    One ubber-Thug called it a "smell test". Yep, you
    can smell him from 10,000 miles away. That bid
    gets tossed in the trash, without even being read.

    At the end of the process, that sage body of
    humanity called the ICANN Board is left to make
    a decision. A non-decision is their only decision. .NET should never have been re-bid. It was a
    sham and everyone knows it. It was useful in
    attracting some major vermin out of their holes.
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    "silence would have had the same effect as comment
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 04 2005, @10:09PM (#15103)

    Read the rest of this comment...

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    "their history of enmity and litigation"
    by Anonymous on Thursday May 05 2005, @10:21AM (#15109)
    Duh - this is for both sets of lawyers.

    You KNOW where much of the money goes in ICANN - Jones, Day....

    Given the history of the whole lot of them - are you really suprised?

    It is hard not to come to the conclusion that they are all crooks.
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    SEC Investigating ICANN Insiders for Pump and Dump
    by Anonymous on Sunday May 15 2005, @06:02AM (#15250)
    SEC Investigating ICANN Insiders for Pump-and-Dump

    ICANN insiders involved in the .NET re-bid are
    now trying to cover-up their Pump-and-Dump Stock
    trading scheme. They used the .NET re-bid to
    inflate the price of their shares and then SOLD
    them at the high-point when they had INSIDE
    INFORMATION that they would not be selected.

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    @05:19pm 07/06/99-0400, vinton g. cerf wrote:



    >I have talked with John Sidgmore. We will try to get $500K

    >at least "backup" in case nothing else in the way of

    >fundraising works. Mike Nelson, I have copied John Patrick and

    >Irving Wladawsky-Berger on this message, as well as John Sidgmore.

    >If IBM and MCI Worldcom can come up with $1M in "bridge" funding,

    >to be paid back at a later time under reasonable terms that will

    >not harm ICANN, then perhaps we can begin a new fundraising campaign

    >knowing that we have the ability to back up the campaign with a

    >rescue effort in the short term. It will be easier for John Sidgmore

    >to make the case to the MCI Worldcom management if IBM is willing to go

    >into this with us and split the $1M cost. Is it possible?


    >I would then launch a campaign with GIP, ITAA, Internet Society,

    >and other interested groups on the basis that ICANN must succeed

    >or Internet will be in jeopardy. This ought to play well with any

    >company whose stock price is dependent on a well-functioning Internet.




    >Vin t
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