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    Re: Why ICANN is really in the Dot Com business
    by Anonymous on Monday October 15 2001, @09:14AM (#2932)
    ICANN could remove itself from a lot of this muck by just approving Image Online Design and letting them screw up on their own. Make it IOD's screwup instead of ICANN's.

    As long as ICANN maintains such a strong grip on things, they also maintain all of the blame.
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    Re: Why ICANN is really in the Dot Com business
    by Ron_Bennett on Monday October 15 2001, @01:11PM (#2935)
    User #3011 Info | http://www.wyomissing.com/bennett/
    My thoughts regarding this article...

    From a .INFO / .BIZ registrant perspective, I'm miffed how badly these new TLDs have been managed while ICANN seems to be ignoring the whole situation. Applications "lost", bogus IP claims, illegal lotteries, and general incompetence all around...

    But from a .COM registrant perspective, I'm so relieved and happy!! My businesses are going to save tens of thousands of dollars by not having to worry about all these new TLDs - and at the same time .COM domains have just become more valuable and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

    The article hit on to something few people have considered - .COM is so valuable that it's in ICANN's interest (big business) to make sure new TLDs fail; this should not come as any surprise to anyone who use to read the Domain-Policy list where the demise of new TLDs was long predicted.

    Domain Policy List Archives - late 1999 to May-24-2001 (the end) - about 20 MB http://www.wyomissing.com/bennett/domainpolicyarchives.zip

    Anyways, it's a great day in .COM land! Thanks again for ICANN for everything!! :-;

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    Re: Why ICANN is really in the Dot Com business
    by Anonymous on Monday October 15 2001, @01:53PM (#2936)
    So what are you saying, Ron? That ICANN deliberately chose the insiders to ensure that they win either way? If the insiders do well, ICANN wins. If the insiders do poorly, ICANN wins with .COM?

    Wouldn't that amount to nothing more than a conspiracy to ensure that there's no new competition either way? Because if that's true, you're looking at 35+ turned down applicants who were defrauded out of $50,000 each!

    I like the question at the end of the article, Kendal.

    "Is there an antitrust lawyer in the house?"
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    Re: Why ICANN is really in the Dot Com business
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 16 2001, @05:51AM (#2946)

    You state that

    a) Afilias is a Verisign puppet;
    b) Afilias has not deployed the technical systems specified in their ICANN contract (thus presumably breaching the contract) and;
    c) Afilias and ICANN are collusive to the point of breaching anti-trust/anti-competition regulation.

    Can you substantiate any of this?

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