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    ICANN and Verisign Merge to Crush All Competition
    by Anonymous on Monday October 24 2005, @12:33PM (#16334)
    ICANN and Verisign have agreed to end their
    law-suit charade and now work together (as
    they have always done) and really crush all
    competition. .COM is the de-facto root.
    .NET is their mutual ace-in-the-hole.

    Verisign and their ICANN division, are now set
    to spin more lies to governments about stability
    and security (i.e. job security) for .COM and
    .NET. Innovation will continue to be thwarted
    to protect those cash cows.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/13 10AP_ICANN_VeriSign.html

    ICANN's board on Monday unanimously endorsed sending the proposed settlement to the Internet community for public comment. Any settlement needs final approval by the board.

    According to ICANN, the settlement calls for the organization and VeriSign to sign a new contract "intended to balance innovation and business certainty with the need to ensure competition, security and stability in the domain name system."
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    Re:ICANN and Verisign Merge to Crush All Competiti
    by Anonymous on Monday October 24 2005, @12:57PM (#16335)
    This is all just part of the WELL-ORCHESTRATED
    charades that have continued for over 10 years.

    ICANN now has Verisign, ARIN and NANOGers in a
    big love-fest, ready to take on the EU and any
    other players that might threaten their little
    club. The new NRO being secretly rolled out and
    the ISOC, with their new IETF division, complete
    the Postel Worker's Labor Union cartel.

    Fourth Joint Meeting With ARIN!
    NANOG: Oct. 23-25
    ARIN: Oct. 26-28
    Los Angeles
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    Re:ICANN and Verisign Merge to Crush All Competiti
    by Anonymous on Monday October 24 2005, @02:59PM (#16339)
    As predicted, there is no .COM re-bid on the horizon.

    ICANN and Verisign now have a NEW spin. THEY
    are extending the existing .COM contract (what
    contract?) to 2012.

    This brings the ICANN sock-puppet operated by
    Verisign to a new level. Place sock on hand and
    talk to yourself.

    ICANN: "Do we have a contract ?"
    Versign: "Of course"
    ICANN: "Should we extend the contract?"
    Verisign: "Of course"
    ICANN: "OK, sign here"
    Verisign: "OK, let me get this sock off my hand first"
    ICANN: "First pay me, then I be quiet"

    When Verisign (NSI) used to do this with the
    U.S. Government, people did not believe it. NSI
    used to get the U.S. Government to declare some
    policy (favoring NSI) and then NSI would agree
    to it, and act like it came from the U.S.G. NSI
    actually wrote the letters. It is all a script.
    ICANN reads their lines, and laughs all the way
    to their off-shore banks.
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