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    Re:Contract with Verisign as adopted Apr 2001
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 04 2005, @12:47PM (#15082)
    Hard to reconcile Karl's claim that the "contract that the board adopted in April 2001 can be read to contain a prohibition" against VeriSign re-bidding on .net given the pretty explicit language in the contract that said it can.

    Here it is:

    5.2.2 Registry Operator or its assignee shall be eligible to serve as the successor Registry Operator and neither the procedure established in accordance with subsection 5.2.1 nor the fact that Registry Operator is the incumbent shall disadvantage Registry Operator in comparison to other entities seeking to serve as the successor Registry.

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    Re:Contract with Verisign as adopted Apr 2001
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 04 2005, @06:01PM (#15089)

    There is an old saying that some claim lawyers swear by:

    "When the truth is on your side, you pound on the facts."

    "When emotions are on your side, you pound on the law."

    "When neither are on your side, you pound on the table."

    Lawyers also claim there are only three things
    that matter in the world: Time, Power($) and

    ICANN and Verisign share Information and $$$.
    Time is on their side as they delay, delay, delay
    and distract. It is a common legal trick. They
    are both very good at it.

    One would hope that eventually the free market
    forces (at least in the .USA) will plow BOTH
    ICANN and Verisign under, to spend their lives
    with the rest of the worms, snakes, eels, etc.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:Contract with Verisign as adopted Apr 2001
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 04 2005, @09:51PM (#15102)
    When Verisign did their secret horse-trading with
    Jon Postel's attorney Joe Simms (and others) to
    give up .NET and .ORG in return for .COM, people
    did not care because they ASSUMED that there would
    be hundreds or thousands of TLDs by the time this
    would come into play.

    Guess what ?

    Their assumptions were wrong.

    Not only did Verisign (with ICANN) work to
    prevent any real competition for .COM and .NET,
    they also found a willing partner in the ISOC,
    with the .ORG TLD.

    Do you think ISOC and their corrupt .ORG regime
    wants any real competition for their cash cow ?
    They are laughing all the way to the bank along
    with ICANN and Verisign.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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