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    Re:Google Buys ICANN - Who Owns the GOOGLE.com Nam
    by Anonymous on Friday September 09 2005, @03:52AM (#16202)
    "This ought to play well with any company whose stock price is dependent on a well-functioning Internet." - Vinton Cerf

    [Note: Martha Stewart is an amateur compared to Cerf]

    Google is a House of Cards, the Stock Price is an inflated fantasy. Cerf is one of the masters of
    creating a house of cards and continuing to tell
    the big lie to keep the house standing.

    It is all about Stock Price (as opposed to value)
    and the manipulation of that price.

    "This ought to play well with any company whose stock price is dependent on a well-functioning Internet." - Vinton Cerf

    http://www.cookreport.com/icannoverall.sht ml
    As May 99 turned to June, on the 7th Mike Roberts wrote to Mike Nelson, Roger Cochetti and Vint Cerf, that ICANN was in danger of going broke. Vint responded to the message:

    "Folks, I have talked with John Sidgmore. We will try to get $500K at least "backup" in case nothing else in the way of fundraising works. Mike Nelson, I have copied John Patrick and Irving Wladawsky-Berger [Editor: an IBM e-commerce executive. See section below on Chris Caine and Berger] on this message, as well as John Sidgmore. If IBM and MCI Worldcom can come up with $1M in "bridge" funding, to be paid back at a later time under reasonable terms that will not harm ICANN, then perhaps we can begin a new fundraising campaign knowing that we have the ability to back up the campaign with a rescue effort in the short term. It will be easier for John Sidgmore to make the case to the MCI WorldCom management if IBM is willing to go into this with us and split the $1M cost. Is it possible?"

    "I would then launch a campaign with GIP, ITAA, Internet Society, and other interested groups on the basis that ICANN must succeed or Internet will be in jeopardy. This ought to play well with any company whose stock price is dependent on a well-functioning Internet." "Thoughts?"

    The next day IBMís and the GIPís John Patrick writes: "ICANN is trying to get the policy, technical and financial aspects of the Internet moved successfully from U.S. government to the international private sector. Everyone thinks this is a good idea. In fact, I would say that the future of the Internet is dependent on the execution of the plan." And on June 13th to venture capitalists Patrick comes on with great urgency: "Not sound alarmist, but if ICANN fails e-business/e-anything is in jeopardy. This means your future investments and your past ones."
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    Re:Google Buys ICANN - Who Owns the GOOGLE.com Nam by Anonymous

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