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    Could Verisign's Registrar Acquisitions Help Industry & Hurt Verisign? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 7 comments | Search Discussion
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    What is Euro909?
    by lextext on Thursday June 21 2001, @08:31AM (#929)
    User #6 Info | http://www.lextext.com
    By the way, what is Euro909? As near as I can tell, neither it nor its domain name registration subsidiary (NetName-Solutions) was an ICANN-accredited registrar. Which suggests that it was reselling under someone else's license, Core, OpenSRS or perhaps even NSI. The press release describing the tight historic relationship with Verisign makes me think it might simply have been a reseller for NSI, which wouldn't change the numbers on NSI's market share. Any ideas about what Euro909 actually is?

    -- Bret

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    Re: Could Verisign's Registrar Acquisitions Help I
    by hofjes on Thursday June 21 2001, @08:50AM (#930)
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    Verisign's value is based on a lot more than just its registrar services. Its registry contract, incredible cash holdings, and other businesses add substantially to its valuation.

    The sale price for Registrars should not be misconstrued as its value. The owners sold because Verisign offered a huge amount of money (though the amount may be much less than the actual value). The american dream is to build a business, sell out, and retire. Registrars accomplished this.
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    Re: Could Verisign's Registrar Acquisitions Help I
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 21 2001, @08:59AM (#931)

    What are /8s worth ?

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Richard Jimmerson"
    To: ; ; ;
    Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:35 AM
    Subject: ARIN to Allocate from and

    > In the near future, ARIN will begin making allocations
    > from and This will include
    > allocations of /20 and shorter prefixes, according
    > to ARIN's minimum allocation policy.
    > For informational purposes, a list of ARIN's currently
    > administered blocks can be found at
    > http://www.arin.net/regserv/IPStats.html
    > Regards,
    > Richard Jimmerson
    > Director of Operations
    > American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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    by lextext on Thursday June 21 2001, @10:47AM (#933)
    User #6 Info | http://www.lextext.com
    Where do you get the $34.7 per domain name registrant figure? -- Bret
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    Re: Could Verisign's Registrar Acquisitions Help I
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 21 2001, @11:06AM (#934)
    VeriSign paid less than $9m for Registrars.com. And while Registrars may not have been losing money, Network Commerce, its parent is certainly financially troubled. It's currently fighting off a Nasdaq delisting.
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