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    Top Secret .NET Engine From V$ and M$
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @08:10AM (#15505)
    Top Secret .NET Engine From V$ and M$

    ICANN really had no choice. There was never any
    intention to "re-bid" .NET. That was something
    that Joe Sims cooked up to horse-trade for .ORG.
    .ORG is history and will be filtered out with
    the .XXX sweep.

    ICANN really had no choice. They saw the realities
    of facing Verisign and Microsoft and the Top
    Secret .NET Engine technology. V$ and M$ agreed
    in advance to pay ICANN a kick-back to shut
    ICANN up. ICANN is very happy with the .NET
    charade.

    The .NET Engine technology will allow .NET
    owners to free themselves from ICANN, Verisign
    and even Microsoft. The .NET owners will have
    millions of .NET Engines connected to the
    always-on 24x7 .NET, to keep things stable and
    secure. The cyrpto technology is very advanced.
    Don't ask.

    ICANN really had no choice. ICANN rubber-stamps
    decisions that come from the dark-side. Not even
    George W. can understand this stuff. He just
    nods like a bobble-head.

    Ladies and Gentleman - Start Your .NET Engines

    C.YA
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    ICANN shall not act as a Protocol Address Registry
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @08:17AM (#15506)
    Note: ICANN is also in violation of their Bylaws
    in acting as an Address Registry via their
    IANA Task. Some of the /8 Address blocks are
    managed by IANA (poorly managed, but managed
    none the less).

    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.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .NET Rescued From the Neustar Playground
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @08:25AM (#15507)
    .NET Rescued From the Neustar Playground

    ICANN is the .NET Registry - Contrary to the
    ICANN Bylaws and the ICANN PR Spin.

    ICANN is now paid a dollar per .NET name per year or more. .NET name owners had NO input into the charging scheme.

    The folks at Marina Del Rey (Manning et. al.) have
    been trying to get their claws on .NET for years. .NET may be rescued from the Neustar Playground
    but it is now in ICANN DayCare. Be very afraid.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ICANN Can Now Just Turn NEW.NET Off - Blackhole It
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @08:44AM (#15509)
    ICANN Can Now Just Turn NEW.NET Off - Blackhole It

    Now that ICANN has the control it seeks over .NET
    it can turn NEW.NET off or black-hole it or
    redirect it to one of ICANN's porn sites.

    This is just one of the many reasons why there
    should be another .NET server cluster, operated
    for FREE by someone like Neustar, Affilias, Twocows
    or even a European group.

    It pays to get a second-opinion when doing DNS
    look-ups. Fortunately, the end-user WIFI routers
    point DIRECTLY to NEW.NET and do not rely on
    ICANN's information.

    Soon, people will have to compare their WireLine-ONLY .NET with their Wireless-ONLT .NET to see if the answers are the same. People would be a fool to trust the spooks at Marina Del Rey with the .NET look-ups.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Registrars Could BEG Neustar to Run .NET Back-Up
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 09 2005, @09:34AM (#15511)
    Registrars Could BEG Neustar to Run .NET Back-Up .NET owners would likely toss an extra $5 bucks
    in each year to have their .NET records backed-up
    for better security and reliability.

    Neustar could run that as a "public benefit" company. Japan could be used as a back-up location.

    If Neustar is not into "giving something back"
    then maybe Tucows could run the .NET back-up in
    Canada ?

    How about Chris Ambler and eNOM with the idle .WEB servers ? Could they run .NET back-up ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .NET Engine Has 16 Meg .NET Filter Memory
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @05:44AM (#15516)
    .NET Engine Has 16 Meg .NET Filter Memory

    That is one bit for EACH /27 address prefix.
    0 - DROP
    1 - ALLOW

    There are ICMP extensions that allow large prefixes
    [such as /8s] to be filtered in or out.

    A crawler starting with the VIXXXIE Root and the
    .XXX TLD servers is able to locate the IP addresses
    of the DNS servers that are filtered and they
    point to more servers, which lead to more servers
    and sub-nets to filter.

    Being on the same sub-net, with the PornCAN,
    can cause you to be disconnected from other
    users or remain connected to your "community".
    You are judged by the company you keep.
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    Dave Farber's ICANN Looking For "good candidates"
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @06:11AM (#15519)
    Reply-To: dave@xxxxxxxxxx
    From: George Sadowsky
    Date: June 6, 2005 11:13:29 AM EDT
    To: dave@xxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: A battle for the soul of the Internet

    Dave - possibly for IP? The deadline for submissions of interest for ICANN leadership positions is currently mid-June, and we are looking hard for good candidates. Elliot Noss is a member of the ICANN Nominating Committee that I chair.

    George

          [1]http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5730589.html

          A battle for the soul of the Internet

          By Elliot Noss, Special to ZDNet
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "for six additional years" Who Came Up With That ?
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @06:32AM (#15522)
    "for six additional years" Who Came Up With That ?

    Is that the estimate for when there is no longer
    any need for a main-frame central registry database?

    $6 per year times 6 is $36, close to the $35 that
    Verisign[NSI] used to charge. Did that determine the
    term ?

    If .NET owners pay the $36 now can they then just
    go away and forget about ever having to revisit
    this nonsense ?

    [Note: With the new .NET Engine
    Routers, they burn their name into the NVRAM
    and possession of the device signals ownership.
    In six years, all .NET owners should have their
    .NET Engine Routers all meshed together via
    wire-line and wire-less connections.]
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "Periods are not special."
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @06:58AM (#15525)
    http://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/pipermail/dnsmasq-d iscuss/2005q1/000107.html

    "The code simply checks if the rightmost chararacters in the domain name
    match the filter. Periods are not special."

    DNSMASQ is just one of several DNS modules that
    run on the .NET Engine. Many home users get their
    DNS from DNSMASQ, not the VIXXXIE Root.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    TOP SECRET .NET Meeting Set for Late June on .GRID
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 16 2005, @05:13AM (#15598)
    TOP SECRET .NET Meeting Set for Late June on .GRID

    Face-to-Face Secret Key Generation and WIFI Distribution[1]

    Burning Man Gathering Where Secret Keys are Burned Into WIFI Router NVRAMs .NET Name Owners Are Allocated Huge Chunks of Unique Routable IP Address Space FREE Without
    the Need for RIRs

    First Annual .NET Name Auction, Key Exchange and
    Exchange of Physical .NET Nodes Showing PROOF
    of Ownership of the .NET Name

    Be There or Be Quiet .IBM

    [1] In traditional cryptography, the sender and receiver of a message know and use the same secret key; the sender uses the secret key to encrypt the message, and the receiver uses the same secret key to decrypt the message. This method is known as secret key or symmetric cryptography (see Question 2.1.2). The main challenge is getting the sender and receiver to agree on the secret key without anyone else finding out. If they are in separate physical locations, they must trust a courier, a phone system, or some other transmission medium to prevent the disclosure of the secret key. Anyone who overhears or intercepts the key in transit can later read, modify, and forge all messages encrypted or authenticated using that key. The generation, transmission and storage of keys is called key management (see Section 4.1); all cryptosystems must deal with key management issues. Because all keys in a secret-key cryptosystem must remain secret, secret-key cryptography often has difficulty providing secure key management, especially in open systems with a large number of users.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    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
    Director
    Henry Geller 81 Director
    Dr. Henry Kressel 71
    Director
    Joseph P. Landy 43
    Director
    Dr. Kenneth A. Pickar 65
    Director
    Frank L. Schiff 45
    Director

    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
    2004
    303,535
    225,000
    2,187,500
    8,200

    Jeffrey Babka(4)
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    2004
    188,314
    285,000
    783,999
    3,563
    ( 2)

    Mark D. Foster
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    2004
    $303,338
    $255,645

    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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