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    Number Resource Organization (NRO) NRO.NET
    by Anonymous on Monday November 07 2005, @06:24AM (#16423)
    Number Resource Organization (NRO) NRO.NET

    NRO.NET is the product of a common legal trick.

    When ARIN was formed, people with existing IP
    address block allocations were told they would
    never be taxed. That is partly how ARIN was "sold"
    to the rank-and-file and made it under the radar
    of the clueless U.S. Government officials.

    Now of course, the growing ISOC cartel needs more
    money and more taxes from those IP address blocks
    that were grandfathered. Rather than have ARIN
    walk into that hornet's nest, the NRO.NET has
    been formed, with NO grandfathering, and the
    NRO.NET is of course now able to raise taxes
    from that good old "ICANN Community".

    The new NRO.NET corporation, also creates a whole
    new set of titles and desks and opportunities
    for the insiders to move up in the food-chain.

    One problem is that people are not stupid, some
    of them are now educated and see the pattern.
    NRO.NET and ARIN and the ISOC and ICANN do not
    care, their target market is governments. They
    will be helping governments (for a fee) to
    care for "the community", while telling the
    community about the big bad government they
    are now rescued from. It is circular BS.
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    Re:Number Resource Organization (NRO) NRO.NET
    by Anonymous on Monday November 07 2005, @06:31AM (#16424)
    Whereas, the following IP Address Block Leasees,
    have never paid any rents on their cyberspace,
    the NRO.NET, an agent for ICANN, hereby orders
    each party to pay $1,000,0000,0000 to the ISOC
    reserve fund to cover legal fees for writing these

    000/8   Sep 81   IANA - Reserved
    001/8   Sep 81   IANA - Reserved
    002/8   Sep 81   IANA - Reserved
    003/8   May 94   General Electric Company
    004/8   Dec 92   Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
    005/8   Jul 95   IANA - Reserved
    006/8   Feb 94   Army Information Systems Center
    007/8   Apr 95   IANA - Reserved
    008/8   Dec 92   Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
    009/8   Aug 92   IBM
    010/8   Jun 95   IANA - Private Use                  See [RFC1918]
    011/8   May 93   DoD Intel Information Systems
    012/8   Jun 95   AT&T Bell Laboratories
    013/8   Sep 91   Xerox Corporation
    014/8   Jun 91   IANA - Public Data Network
    015/8   Jul 94   Hewlett-Packard Company
    016/8   Nov 94   Digital Equipment Corporation
    017/8   Jul 92   Apple Computer Inc.
    018/8   Jan 94   MIT
    019/8   May 95   Ford Motor Company
    020/8   Oct 94   Computer Sciences Corporation
    021/8   Jul 91   DDN-RVN
    022/8   May 93   Defense Information Systems Agency
    023/8   Jul 95   IANA - Reserved
    024/8   May 01   ARIN - Cable Block                  (Formerly IANA - Jul 95)
    025/8   Jan 95   Royal Signals and Radar Establishment
    026/8   May 95   Defense Information Systems Agency
    027/8   Apr 95   IANA - Reserved
    028/8   Jul 92   DSI-North
    029/8   Jul 91   Defense Information Systems Agency
    030/8   Jul 91   Defense Information Systems Agency
    031/8   Apr 99   IANA - Reserved
    032/8   Jun 94   Norsk Informasjonsteknology
    033/8   Jan 91   DLA Systems Automation Center
    034/8   Mar 93   Halliburton Company
    035/8   Apr 94   MERIT Computer Network
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    Re:Number Resource Organization (NRO) NRO.NET
    by Anonymous on Monday November 07 2005, @06:37AM (#16425)
    Whereas, the following IP address block
    address block homesteaders, have been
    remarkable stewards of their address spaces,
    NRO.NET, an agent for ICANN, hereby grandfathers
    any fees due from these parties and waives any
    rights to legal fees or other compensation.

    036/8   Jul 00   IANA - Reserved                     (Formerly Stanford University - Apr 93)
    037/8   Apr 95   IANA - Reserved
    038/8   Sep 94   Performance Systems International
    039/8   Apr 95   IANA - Reserved
    040/8   Jun 94   Eli Lily and Company
    041/8   Apr 05   AfriNIC                             (whois.afrinic.net)
    042/8   Jul 95   IANA - Reserved
    043/8   Jan 91   Japan Inet
    044/8   Jul 92   Amateur Radio Digital Communications
    045/8   Jan 95   Interop Show Network
    046/8   Dec 92   Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
    047/8   Jan 91   Bell-Northern Research
    048/8   May 95   Prudential Securities Inc.
    049/8   May 94   Joint Technical Command             (Returned to IANA  Mar 98)
    050/8   May 94   Joint Technical Command             (Returned to IANA  Mar 98)
    051/8   Aug 94   Deparment of Social Security of UK
    052/8   Dec 91   E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co., Inc.
    053/8   Oct 93   Cap Debis CCS
    054/8   Mar 92   Merck and Co., Inc.
    055/8   Apr 95   Boeing Computer Services
    056/8   Jun 94   U.S. Postal Service
    057/8   May 95   SITA
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