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Keep in mind that ICANN headed down the Artificial|
Scarcity road, day-one, when they created Registrars.
Prior to ICANN there were more Registrars than
people could count. ISPs and web developers just
connected to the Registry, as they still do with
The legal community saw their first chance to
insert themselves into the cash flow and to
place themselves into a regulatory position
by **creating** Registrars. Verisign at the
time was in the process of creating premium
partners and allowed ICANN to become their
regulator for retail agents.
Esther Dyson, Mike Roberts and people from
the CORE IAHC fiasco helped to promote the
totally fabricated notion of a Registrar.
Don Heath from the ISOC and insiders like
Dave Crocker and Kent Crispin helped to bring
the Registrar concept into being.
Joe Sims of course stepped in with the
heavy-handed DOJ accredidation schemes.
One-time attorneys, like Michael Palage, made
a fortune being the accedidation agent. He
got to sift thru all of the Registrars private
information demanded (without subpoena) in
the process. Talk to Registrars, and find out
how much they liked Palage's rectal exams.
Their greed convinced them it was worth bending
over and allowing pictures to be taken. What
has happened to that information, no one knows.
To make the Registrar role lucrative, ICANN
then of course made TLDs artificially scarce.
This was all artificial and counter to the
free-market forces already in place. At the
time, Esther Dyson was also running around
Washington D.C. selling the U.S. Congress on
her eTrustee nonsense. Put one of her badges
on your web-site (for a fee) and claim you
are honest. Riiiight!!!
Now you see Registrars churning the .COM and
.NET name spaces. There is no need for Registrars.
Volume Registrars (example: 1and1.com) are now
priced BELOW the $6 per year fee. Anyone can
buy for LESS than an ICANN "accredited" shark.
The lawyers like Sims of course look at the
whole thing and laugh all the way to the bank.
It is totally artificial. Verisign could easily
deal with anyone doing end-to-end registrations
into the Registry, from any IP address, given
the right software. That of course was another
major piece in the artificial market puzzle.
Insiders conspired to change the software and
to make is so complex and so expensive that
only well-healed companies could afford to
play. Verisign again laughed all the way to the
bank charging huge fees for the software that
they did not even have to develop.
The solution is of course to do away with the
Registrars. That is of course happening via
free market forces. Pay no attention to the
growing list of Registrars at ICANN. Many of
those are the same people just buying more
bandwidth into the Registry to churn names
faster. The artificial scarcity has now caused
artificial inflation of the Registrar population.
ICANN has a captive customer base in the
Registrars, which they demand growing fees from
year after year. It is all built on artificial
scarcity and manipulations of markets, mostly
by an ethically bankrupt legal community.
Because Verisign is one of the main supporters
of this house of cards, another solution is to
get rid of Verisign. That can now be more
easily done with low-cost devices connected to
the always-on Internet. Those low-cost devices
can collectively form *The Registry*. When a
user connects, they select a TLD and a name and
the devices coordinate (without human
manipulation) on making sure the name is unique
and it enters the name-space. To make sure that
the name is safe, secure, stable, etc. the
devices can literally burn the name into chips
that do not change when power is removed. There
is NO NEED for some ICANN [Job] Security and
Stabilty Task Force. That is all theater.
Unfortunately, there is another reality which is
that consumers have been badly mislead by the
ICANN insiders and the U.S. Government players
around at the time to create the ICANN fiasco.
Consumers see only .COM. They may also now see
.XXX because that will get their attention or
the attention of their schools, churches and
other real-world community groups. There is a
new compelling reason to get rid of Verisign
and the artificial ICANN structures.
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