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    Lipstick on a pig doesn't make me want to kiss it
    by GeorgeK on Monday January 30 2006, @08:13AM (#16588)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    As I wrote in my initial comments [icann.org], no matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, it's still a pig.

    The revised settlement proposal should be rejected, and negotiations should start over again, focusing only on the lawsuit issues, i.e. whether VeriSign breached its 2001 registry agreement via SiteFinder. That's what the lawsuit was all about, and it had nothing to do with renewal of the registry agreement. Those issues need to be unlinked.
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    Looks Like Esther and Stratton Sclavos Approve
    by Anonymous on Tuesday January 31 2006, @11:24AM (#16590)
    Looks Like Esther and Stratton Sclavos Approve

    Did they invite you to their latest love-fest ?


    "I'm also seeing these other Forum speakers: Ellen Siminoff of Efficient Frontier, Scott Cook of Intuit, Stratton Sclavos of VeriSign, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Joy of Kleiner Perkins (and so many other roles), Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com and Jeff Weiner of Yahoo!."
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    The biggest way to change a bad company
    by Anonymous on Tuesday January 31 2006, @11:35AM (#16591)
    I'm not sure if it will truly be possible to alleviate legal concerns regarding ICANN and management of the domain name system. ICANN is one of those pseudo-government entities that is fairly impervious to legal mandates it seems. Sure, we hear that changes will be made, but who is reaping the benefit of these changes?

    In most situations where there is true competitive (closer to a free market than a regulated one), the end user AND the service/product provider both profit from the competition. Any changes that are made are done so to favor the user -- you don't see price increases in a truly competitive market unless there is a real supply or demand curve change. You also don't see products getting shoddier for no reason. Most things that occur in a free market of competition occur because the customer demands it, and the provider much make the changes or they'll lose out to the providers who will accept the future.

    ICANN doesn't have to embrace any changes based on their monopoly status. Just as we had a telephone monopoly in the US for decades (to the disadvantage of the consumer), we're seeing the same things happening with ICANN -- a lot of political wrangling, promises to do better, and guarantees that the bad days are long gone.

    Guess what? Nothing will change. The biggest way to change a bad company is to scare them out of their mind that someone will come and provide the same product or service in a cheaper way, faster, or at a higher quality.
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    Looks Like ICANN and V$ Don't Like M$'s FREE .COM
    by Anonymous on Tuesday January 31 2006, @11:48AM (#16592)
    Looks Like ICANN and V$ Don't Like M$'s FREE .COM

    1. Fire up your new version of Window$.
    2. Pick your .COM name.
    3. Wait for the system to verify it is available.
    4. Pay nothing, and start using YOUR .COM name.

    Note: The new .COM names also feature Upper and
    Lower Case letters. There are 8 variations for a
    3-letter .COM name, and even the .COM has 8 variations.

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    Petition opposing .com price increase
    by Anonymous on Tuesday January 31 2006, @12:05PM (#16593)
    I have posted a petition in opposition to the seven percent per annum in perpetuity price hike proposed for .com registrants at this url: http://new.PetitionOnline.com/pricesup/petition.ht ml

    Your signature will be appreciated.

    Danny Younger
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