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    Re:O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
    by Anonymous on Saturday March 18 2006, @05:14PM (#16647)
    "Do you whine that P&G owns Beautiful.com and has a "monopoly" on it, and is "porking" you if they decide to sell it?"

    No, I don't whine about P&G; they are not hypocrites on this issue. They aren't whining like a baby about Verisign's monopoly like you are.

    "Do you bemoan the fact that Symantec sold "on.com" for a large price recently, far above $6?"

    No, because like P&G, Symantec is not bitching about Verisign's monopoly.

    "By the way, I only own a few hundred domains. There are many others who own thousands, and I'm sure they don't feel guilty about it, nor should they."

    You and other domainers shouldn't feel guilty about owning lots of domains. I never said owning or controlling lots of domains is bad. I own lots of domains, and speculate on some of them. Fact is, I'm not bitching and moaning about Verisign's monopoly because I have a similar monopoly, just on a smaller scale. Each domain is unique ... finite supply ... blah blah blah.

    "While I'm flattered to be the center of your universe, that you feel I am so important, even "famous" in your mind, ..."

    You're not really the center of my universe, but hypocrites participating in those domain forums in which I lurk are a blip on my radar. One day you may buy something from me or vice-versa, and your spin on domain situations is telling.

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    Re:O Canada, we stand on guard for thee! by Anonymous
    Re:O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
    by GeorgeK on Saturday March 18 2006, @06:21PM (#16648)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    Show me a person who thinks a 0.001% market share is a monopoly, and I'll show you a moron.

    Fact is, it is entirely consistent and non-hypocritical to be a profit-maximizing agent in a competitive market, as I am, yet be AGAINST monopolists like VeriSign abusing their real monopoly power. Just like Donald Trump can complain if regulators raise the price of electricity in his buildings or the cost of mandatory building permits.

    Where you make your mistake is thinking that it's hypocritical for one group of "rich people" to be against another group of "rich people". Bzzzzt, happens all the time. One group of people can be proud of how they made their money -- in the trenches, through hard work, risk-taking, and merit. Those adjectives do not describe VeriSign or other abusive monopolists.
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