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    Re: VeriSign acquires eNIC
    by Anonymous on Monday December 17 2001, @05:53PM (#4093)

    .com, .net, .org, .info and now .cc

    Antitrust anyone?
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    Re: VeriSign acquires eNIC
    by Anonymous on Monday December 17 2001, @06:33PM (#4094)

    Maybe people will drop the ccTLD and gTLD nonsense now ?

    Why does the U.S. Government allow the ICANN
    contractor to favor ccTLDs run from someone's
    basement in a foreign country over some of the
    40+ companies who stepped forward with
    $50,000 for a chance to compete ?

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: VeriSign acquires eNIC
    by Anonymous on Monday December 17 2001, @06:40PM (#4097)

    .NET is ear-marked for the Microsoft-Verisign deal.

    That defuses any anti-trust notions.
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    Re: VeriSign acquires eNIC
    by Anonymous on Monday December 17 2001, @07:35PM (#4100)

    ICANN has served Verisign well and has been paid well, by Verisign.

    Roger Cochetti was at IBM when the ICANN deal
    was made, he switched to Verisign and has no
    doubt been paid well.

    All of this charade to make sure that Verisign
    keeps the .COM cash cow.

    Now what does ICANN do to serve Verisign ?
    probably nothing, ICANN just now needs to
    go through the motions each year and no one
    will be able to stop the dance and why would
    anyone want to stop it ? All of the right people
    have been allowed into the club and ICANN has
    excluded all of the people not of the ICANN religion.

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    Re: VeriSign acquires eNIC
    by 53bowman on Wednesday December 19 2001, @09:10AM (#4147)
    User #3166 Info

    Curious whether there was a date on that letter from eNIC (ie, did VeriSign make the acquisition this quarter or last quarter)? Company is claiming it was last quarter...if so, probably accounted for over 100% of the increase in deferred revenue in the qtr.
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    Re: VeriSign acquires eNIC
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 20 2001, @07:44AM (#4153)
    Who cares ...

    .CC was on shakey financial ground, dealing with hoards of dropped names. .CC was hailed (at the height of domain values) for having over 100,000 registrations ... big deal.

    I did not renew my .CC domain name, and the registry kept it in my name for over 7 months after the expiration date. Some rep from .CC called me, to remind me to renew. He mentioned that .CC names were dropping "like flies". Can you imagine being so desperate that they actually make phone calls to their customers? We'd like to think registries would call customers to follow up on customer service issues ... but we all know better than that.

    So Verisign was able to pick up .CC on-the-cheap. Well, that's even more reason to stay away from .CC now. Can you imagine trying to get customer service from Verisign for yet another TLD?

    I notice repeating commercials on cable new stations, by eNIC.CC, trying to sell .CC to consumers. What happened to the marketing for .INFO and .BIZ? I thought ICANN "made sure" a certain amount of money had to be spent on marketing.

    Bend over ... here it comes ...
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