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    Afilias and Neulevel runs a Protection Racket
    by Anonymous on Saturday August 11 2001, @12:34PM (#1784)
    "new.net can be seen as a protection racket in a sense"

    The IP lobby is responsible for this, however how each register plays this card varies.
    If anything you should have stated the whole domain market can be seen as that.

    Afilias and Neulevel might as well have a sign hanging up that says "Protection Racket", and their active promotion of it is that in all but name. If you see new.net as a protection racket what in the heavens do you see ICANN's Afilias and Neulevel as?
    This oughta be good.

    Below is part of a post right here from ICANNwatch and in it is the word "protect", darn they almost came out and said "protection racket" but they didn't have to we get the picture and now due to recent events i guess the public needs protection/


    IT: Melbourne IT backs a .biz bonanza

    "Many (people) at the recent ICANN meeting in LA viewed Biz as the most commercially attractive string awarded because businesses will be driven to register a Biz name to protect their brands and are likely to register multiple names," he said.

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    Afilias and Neulevel runs a Protection Racket by Anonymous
    Re: Afilias and Neulevel runs a Protection Racket
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday August 11 2001, @03:38PM (#1785)
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    Anon writes:
    If you see new.net as a protection racket what in the heavens do you see ICANN's Afilias and Neulevel as? This oughta be good.
    As a matter of fact, and as should be clear from my too numerous other posts, I see them as a protection racket as well. There, I hope that was as good for you as it was for me. :) Unfortunately, like a Monty Python skit, they haven't yet hit on the other other operation. Instead of hitting on the corps that can afford it, they have hit on the speculators that can afford it. The speculators will be broke and/or lose interest before the corps. In a best case scenario both will wind up paying for the names, so perhaps NeuLevel and Afilias aren't as braindead as they appear. -g
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