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    January 2007 is When .NET Registry Flag Day Set
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @06:09PM (#15998)
    January 2007 is When .NET Registry Flag Day Set

    http://www.icann.org/announcements/announce ment-19aug05.htm
    "The price per name (the price VeriSign charges the registrars) in the recently executed .NET agreement is $4.25 per name. However, the contract provides that the price controls or "price cap" be removed in January 2007."

    In January 2007, in 16 months, the .NET Registry
    will be transitioned to the New DNS technology.
    The new technology is a floating registry similar
    to the bit-torrent technology. Each .NET node
    provides a piece of the Registry. As a .NET
    domain name owner, you will own [and touch] your
    .NET domain node.

    Verisign and their non-profit puppet ICANN plan
    to make a lot of money from THEIR VERSION of
    the floating registry technology. They of course
    plan to spring it on the world when it is too
    late for other potential competitors to develop
    and test the technology. In 16 months, people
    can look back and see what Verisign and ICANN
    have planned for them and secretly under wraps
    today. That is not a long time in the world
    of 900 lb. gorillas like Verisign that move
    very slowly but pack a deadly blow if it hits you.
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