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    CIRA Suspends Participation in ICANN (and Payments!) | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 7 comments | Search Discussion
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    The beaver is a truly proud and noble animal
    by GeorgeK on Friday March 17 2006, @04:30PM (#16644)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    I am Canadian [coolcanuckaward.ca] :)

    It's nice to see CIRA demonstrating leadership. CIRA runs a fairly lean operation, too, with .ca costs FALLING to CAD $8.50 [www.cira.ca] per domain-year (equivalent to roughly USD $7.34 at current exchange rates), with a registry of only 650,000 domain names. With .com having approximately 50 million domains, and the huge economies of scale inherent in running a registry, that gives you a sense of the monopoly profits VeriSign is earning per domain -- the current proposed settlement will actually make .com domains cost more at the registry level than .ca!
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    Hypocrite
    by Anonymous on Saturday March 18 2006, @05:56AM (#16645)
    Aren't you the famous "GeorgeK" domain speculator? Don't you make obscene amounts of profit monopolizing as many prime domains as you can get your hands on? You begrudge Verisign for making a few extra cents or a few extra dollars on each .com, while you pork buyers of the domains you monopolize for vastly greater rates of profit. You are putting on a false appearance of virtue by bitching and moaning about Verisign's greed, while you stick it to others in a similar fashion. You may be a hypocrite.

    You are "GeorgeK" the domain speculator. I read your posts in the various domain name forums. You hoard many prime domains. It's a laugh that you whine about the Verisign monopoly, while you nurture your own domain name monopoly.

    JD
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