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    Re: Verisign Registry Angling For Price Increase
    by kodo (binaryloop@nospam.yahoo.com) on Tuesday October 16 2001, @06:58PM (#2972)
    User #21 Info | http://www.paradigm.nu/icann
    Why does this not surprise me?

    Resigning a contract with them was a HUGE mistake for ICANN! Just about everyone on the Net totally opposed the new VeriSign / ICANN contract.

    Why do you think nobody wanted to do business with these guys?

    Although I got to say that support changing the re-registration process. This joke of NSI holding onto expired domains has got to stop!

    The minute that VeriSign bought GreatDomains someone should have hauled their butts into court!

    "Money is the most egalitarian force in society. It confers power on whoever holds it."
    -- Roger Starr
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    Re: Verisign Registry Angling For Price Increase
    by Ron_Bennett on Tuesday October 16 2001, @11:30PM (#2977)
    User #3011 Info | http://www.wyomissing.com/bennett/
    Lesson to be learned here:

    Renew any critical domains for the MAX term of 10 years at today's low prices. This a policy I generally follow for critical domains that I maintain.

    .COM prices will someday be much more than they are now, assuming .COM remains dominant...I project a price range of around $50 to $100 per year for .COM domains within the the next 5 years. And upwards of $250 per year by 2010.

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    Re: Verisign Registry Angling For Price Increase
    by JohnR (yes@fakemail.com) on Wednesday October 17 2001, @07:42AM (#2986)
    User #2937 Info
    Afiasco for the U.S. Government.

    I am afraid that the government officials
    have some stakes with the domain industry so
    they just open one eye and close another.

    I have no say about the conduct of
    verisign and even ICANN. Greed is the human
    nature of some people at least.

    But I supposed the government should do something
    for the citizens no that they take some much

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    Re: Verisign Registry Angling For Price Increase
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday October 19 2001, @10:33AM (#3024)
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    According to the URLY Indicator, a weekly email sent out by Afternic.com, a domain name auction site, they have launched a testbed to auction off expiring names. The first, and so far apparently only, registrar to take part is Register.com, not surprising as Register.com owns Afternic.

    Newbies may not be aware that prior to that ownership, Afternic got into a lawsuit with ICANN over its wish to partner with a registrar. That was settled out of court with some wonky agreement that the auction and registrar would have to distance themselves through some intermittent gateway page (which didn't seem to survive the Register.com takeover, there is a direct Register.com link off the Afternic homepage). BTW the ICANN position (it it was such, it seems to have been Louis Touton acting on its own, it certainly wasn't policy) that registrars and aftermarket be kept separate is one of the few ICANN positions I agreed with at the time (though there should be a policy, not a position). Seens to me Register.com is now making it even more necessary for a policy for expiring names. Neither site's front page has mention of this 'testbed' at the time of writing. -g

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