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    Esther Dyson and Vinton Cerf Ready to Crack Down
    by Anonymous on Friday July 27 2007, @04:41AM (#16963)
    Esther Dyson and Vinton Cerf Ready to Crack Down

    What do Esther Dyson and Vinton Cerf do for an
    encore after creating the ICANN mess ?...profit
    from policing it of course...

    Step 1. Create artificial scarcity in domain
    names. [check]

    Step 2. Create Registrar franchisees where none
    were needed in the past. [check]

    Step 3. Discover that Registrars and their
    Resellers are stealing names, holding names
    hostage, and demanding extortion for names to
    be returned. [really ? act surprised and try
    to imagine it will go away]

    Step 4. Tell the U.S. Government that MORE
    money is needed to fund the clean up of the
    mess the U.S. Government PAID these people to
    create.

    Step 5. Fan the flames via clueless groups that
    will not notice who started the fire. ...laugh all the way to the bank...nice job
    Esther and Vint...you are masters of your domain

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    Josh Bourne, the coalition's president, said a 1999 federal consumer protection law against cybersquatting isn't deterring the practice and civil penalties -- which now range from $1,000 to $100,000 -- aren't enough, he added.

    United as the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse, 10 companies have hired the law firm Alston and Bird LLP to persuade federal lawmakers of the need to crack down against those who claim Web addresses, or domain names, that include -- or even resemble -- a legitimate company's trademark.
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