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    Verisign will be pulling in over a billion by 2012
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 26 2005, @12:01PM (#16357)
    "growth rate of the .COM zone file and the expected escalation of .COM registry-level prices in the proposed new contracts, Verisign will be pulling in over a billion annually (that's $1,150,641,387.77, to be precise) by the year 2012."

    If anyone thinks the technology will still be the
    same in 2012, or more importantly, the customer
    base, they really need to get a clue.

    Also, what happens when various States and/or
    Countries decide to run their own .COM proxy
    servers ? and take part or all of that revenue ?
    What happens when walled-gardens run their own
    flavor of .COM ?

    As the last TLD and the only TLD, .COM becomes
    the de-facto root. Just like WWW, it can be
    dropped, although it has come to mean "an
    Internet brand". Everyone has a .COM, .BIZ is
    dead, Vinton Cerf says .INFO is broken (and now
    you see why, that would be a threat to Google). .NET is obscur, .ORG confuses people and that
    more or less covers the diverse name-space.

    Welcome to the walled garden .COM Internet.
    Better switch to ICANNWATCH.COM and join the
    crowd. The tragedy of the commons, of COMmons.
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