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    ICANN Out-Sources Their .NET Registry to Verisign
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @05:19AM (#15502)
    ICANN now operates the .NET Registry for 75 cents per name per year. ICANN has selected Verisign to handle the back-office details. Pay no attention to the ICANN Bylaws. The ICANN Board apparently ignores those also.

    http://www.icann.org/general/archive-bylaws/bylaws -08apr05.htm#II

    Section 2. RESTRICTIONS

    ICANN shall not act as a Domain Name System Registry or Registrar or Internet Protocol Address Registry in competition with entities affected by the policies of ICANN. Nothing in this Section is intended to prevent ICANN from taking whatever steps are necessary to protect the operational stability of the Internet in the event of financial failure of a Registry or Registrar or other emergency.

    Section 3. NON-DISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT

    ICANN shall not apply its standards, policies, procedures, or practices inequitably or single out any particular party for disparate treatment unless justified by substantial and reasonable cause, such as the promotion of effective competition.

    ICANN Board Designates VeriSign to Retain Control of .NET Registry

    8 June 2005

    Marina del Rey, CA – 8 June 2005 – ICANN’s Board has named VeriSign, Inc. as the designated .NET successor registry. ICANN has also approved entering into a new agreement with VeriSign for their continued management of the .NET registry for six additional years. This announcement is the culmination of the .NET RFP and successor registry process that began on 6 March 2004 and included an independent evaluation of VeriSign and four other applicants.

    In taking this action ICANN’s Board considered the entire RFP Process, an independent evaluator’s report, Internet community comments and the terms of the new agreement.
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    Re:ICANN Out-Sources Their .NET Registry to Verisi
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @05:25AM (#15503)
    Now people see why Verisign plays ball with ICANN.

    Verisign even got another TLD (.JOBS) to play
    with, during the re-bid process for .NET.

    Fortunately, the new .NET mesh-registry software
    puts and end to Verisign and ICANN. 5-Letter .NET
    owners should be very happy with the long-term
    result. They will own their names for as long as
    they own the devices with the names burned into
    them. There is no central database. The devices
    use wireless connections to ensure .NET owners
    are the Real .NET owners. ICANN and Verisign are
    just helping to boot-strap .NET.
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