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    ??? "decisions that come out of nowhere" ???
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 02 2005, @06:01AM (#15394)
    ??? "decisions that come out of nowhere" ???

    Anyone that thinks this decision came out of
    nowhere, clearly, does NOT understand how ICANN
    TLD decisions are being made.

    Dave Farber's NEW.NET version of .XXX helped to
    move the ICANN glacier another inch forward.

    ICANN of course had to toss Afilias a bone after
    the .NET re-bid charade. .XXX was a handy prize.

    Neustar was tossed .TRAVEL to shut them up and
    Verisign of course said "awe shucks, twist our
    arm, OK, we will add .JOBS".

    ICANN is seeing a rapid decline in the use and
    relevance of their aging root servers. The
    always-on next generation Internet is expanding
    and routing around ICANN and their Registrars.
    ICANN has no choice but attempt to grab some
    head-lines and some revenue with some TLDs pulled
    from their long queue. Those with the ICANN
    religion of course move to the head of the line
    and enter via a side-door. A little money under
    the table helps to un-lock that door.
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