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    Re:What happens if someone ignores it?
    by Anonymous on Monday June 13 2005, @05:52PM (#15568)
    This is very common.
    See http://www.WEB.com

    Also, millions of WIFI Router owners have FREE
    access to Dynamic DNS services that are hard-coded
    in the product. See http://www.DynDNS.ORG as one
    example. You select [NAME].DynDNS.ORG or one of
    a variety of other base names.

    There are many ways for people to route around
    ICANN. Many people are not motivated or expect any
    solution to be FREE. As more and more 24x7
    always-on broadband nodes are deployed, there
    are more opportunities for attracting interest
    from some constituency.

    As one example, [NAME}.WEB can be mapped to
    [NAME].WEB.COM owners.

    The .M TLD owners will of course be mapped to .MOBI.

    It takes years to educate the market at great
    expense. Despite the education, most people are
    happy with .COM as the only TLD they have to
    worry about. With .COM names at $5.95 per year[1],
    they are hard to beat, and of course now have
    their own after-markets and pay-per-click
    parking schemes.

    With the .NET fiasco mostly over, most of the
    attention is now on .COM and .NET and the new
    DHT (Distributed Hash Table) Mesh Registry
    Agent technology. That allows the .COM and .NET
    owners to free themselves from ICANN, the
    Registrars and the Registry. The users form
    the Registry via the distributed nodes they own.
    ICANN, Verisign and the Registrars will of
    course attempt to fight that, but in the end
    will probably figure out how to be the exclusive
    sales agents for the technology and sell to that
    market. Verisign and ICANN have a lot of money
    to throw at new markets to dominate them and
    prevent any competition. They also make sure
    players such as Microsoft and AOL do not touch
    their turf.

    [1] http://www.1and1.com $5.95 per year for .COM, .NET and other TLDs
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    Re:What happens if someone ignores it? by Anonymous

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