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    ICANN Board Designates VeriSign to Retain .net | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 28 comments | Search Discussion
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    NeuStar and Saten Cashing Out After .NET Fiasco
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 16 2005, @07:45AM (#15607)
    NeuStar and Saten Cashing Out After .NET Fiasco

    http://www.hoovers.com/neustar/--ID__102 931,ipage__3519646--/free-co-secoutline.xhtml
    "We are also subject to government and industry regulation under our Internet registry contracts with the U.S. government and ICANN, the industry organization responsible for regulation of Internet top-level domains. We are the operator of the .biz Internet domain under a contract with ICANN granted to us in May 2001, which expires in September 2007. We provide domain name registration services to domain name registrars and are paid on a per name basis. Similarly, pursuant to a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce, we operate the .us Internet domain registry. This contract was granted in October 2001 for a period of four years, with two one-year extension periods exercisable at the option of the U.S. Department of Commerce."

    No Mention of the .TRAVEL gold-mine ?

    AH, That's right, remember NeuStar gets the
    nod from ICANN and then changes companies and
    company names when the back-room deals are made.
    .TRAVEL will not go to the suckers buying into
    the NeuStar IPO. This allows the insiders to
    get out, to cash in their chips.

    Not a bad payday for the NeuStar insiders that
    bullied their way into the DNS game, took .BIZ
    and largely made it useless.

    Jeffrey E. Ganek 52
    Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
    Michael Lach 44
    President and Chief Operating Officer
    Jeffrey Babka 51
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Mark D. Foster 47
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    John Malone 44
    Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development
    John B. Spirtos 40
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Marketing
    Martin K. Lowen 41
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    James G. Cullen 62
    Henry Geller 81 Director
    Dr. Henry Kressel 71
    Joseph P. Landy 43
    Dr. Kenneth A. Pickar 65
    Frank L. Schiff 45

    They almost make as much as Paul Twomey the ICANN CEO. They are of course for-profit, and Twomey
    is non-profit. That nets him more to his off-shore accounts.

    Jeffrey E. Ganek
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer 2004           $299,977           $225,000           —           —           10,600     (2)

    Michael Lach
    President and Chief Operating Officer

    Jeffrey Babka(4)
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    ( 2)

    Mark D. Foster
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

    Who greased the .US deal ?

    Henry Geller has served as a director of NeuStar since 1999. Mr. Geller was General Counsel of the FCC from 1964 to 1970 and served as Special Assistant to the FCC Chairman from 1970 to 1973. Upon leaving the FCC, he was associated with the Rand Corporation, a non-profit entity doing research in policy areas, including telecommunications, and the Aspen Institute, a non-profit entity exploring policy issues, including telecommunications, until 1978, when he became Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information (and National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator) in the Carter Administration. In 1981, he became Director of the Washington Center for Public Policy Research of Duke University and a Professor of Practice at Duke University. From 1991 through 1998, he was a Communications Fellow at the Markle Foundation, a charitable organization.
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