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    ICANN: VeriSign Can Raise .net Prices in 2007 | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 4 comments | Search Discussion
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    ICANN dropped the ball
    by GeorgeK on Sunday July 10 2005, @01:12PM (#15712)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    ICANN dropped the ball on this one. If they tried it for .com, more people would notice.

    It's a monopoly service, in the hands of an untrustworthy abusive monopolist, as seen on SiteFinder, WLS, and other issues. And we're to trust them not to raise the price to abusive levels? Who negotiates these contracts with VRSN? Why have a tender process, with price as a factor, when that price limit can be raised at a later date? I'm sure the other bidders for .net feel this is rubbing salt on their wounds.

    I'll be extending my expiry dates out to the 10 year maximum, once the lower prices take effect (I don't own many .net names, thankfully -- I focus on .com).
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    .NET is Moving to a Distributed Non-Registry Grid
    by Anonymous on Friday July 15 2005, @08:26AM (#15725)
    .NET is Moving to a Distributed Non-Registry Grid

    ICANN and Verisign have to get every dime they
    can while they can get it. The new .NET Registry
    is de-centralized. It operates on low-cost
    devices at the edges, like bit torrent.

    There is NO central .NET Registry database to
    feed in the future.

    The existing grid of .NET agents in the mesh
    auto-approve new entries. When you own a .NET
    name in the future, you can actually pick up
    the device un-plug it and carry it to another
    location and it has the proof burned in the
    NVRAM that YOU are the owner of that .NET name.

    ICANN is clueless trotting out their senile
    DNSsec insiders like Crocker. What a joke.
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