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    Re: Buy This Book
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Friday June 14 2002, @06:21AM (#7176)
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    This has nothing to do with the book itself, which I really look forward to reading, but about Amazon.com. Does the Amazon link contain an affiliate code so that ICANNWatch or Milton or someone gets the 5 to 15% referral fee? I haven't created any such links recently and Amazon often changes their URL affil code so I can't be sure just from looking at it. I ask because:

    1. Whether one uses an affiliate link or a straight link, the price of the book to the purchaser is the same. The difference is that Amazon makes 5 to 15% less on the purchase (which they presumably consider money well spent as they have done this for most of their existence, in fact they were granted a controversial patent on it), and the affiliate referrer receives that money instead.

    2. For anyone following such an affiliate referral link who then continues to browse Amazon and purchases lawn furniture or whatever Amazon is selling these days, the affiliate referrer also receives 5 to 15% of the sale price of those subsequent purchases, again at no additional cost to the purchaser.

    3. Because there is no additional cost to the purchaser I see nothing wrong with ICANNWatch doing this to help fund its operational costs, or to help defray the cost of adding additional features. In fact I'd suggest an additional sidebar (hey, congrats on being named Political Site of the Day) to the right or left on the home page linking to relevant books such as Ruling the Root, Ellen Rony's Domain Name Handbook (which remains very relevant), and other books I, and no doubt others, could suggest. Along those lines, perhaps a PayPal link could be prominently provided for those who appreciate ICANNWatch and would like to make a donation to support its operations.

    4. If ICANNWatch already has an Amazon affiliate relationship, or if/when it gets one, I'd appreciate the proper URL code being displayed somewhere as I've linked from here to Amazon in the past and may again in future and would prefer to use an affil link that benefits ICANNWatch. I hasten to add that my previous links to Amazon were straight links, I didn't use my own affil codes.

    And I found this strange, under More Buying Choices in the Amazon upper right sidebar for Ruling the Root, one is given the option of:

    3 new: from $29.99
    1 used: from $32.62

    Is the used one autographed by the author to justify its increased price? :) -g

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    Re: Buy This Book
    by Jon_Weinberg on Friday June 14 2002, @07:08AM (#7177)
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    Read Salon.com's review. (They like it. A lot.)
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    Buy this book here
    by lextext on Friday June 14 2002, @07:09AM (#7178)
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    If IW doesn't have an Amazon affiliate account, you can always buy the book through mine. :-) -- Bret
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    Indeed: Buy it!
    by alexander on Friday June 14 2002, @07:39AM (#7180)
    User #22 Info | http://www.icannchannel.de
    Never mind the affiliate account -- buy the book! ;) "Ruling the Root" is telling a fascinating story: How did "the root" evolve, how did especially the name space become a valuable resource and how did the fight over this resource lead to institutional innovation aka ICANN? This story is told in a very readable and occasionally very funny way (see e.g. footnote 17 of chapter 11). But it's not only history, it also discusses possible future developments (and it's also interesting from a theoretical point of view, even though I put this in parantheses in order not to scare anyone off...)

    One of the reasons why I recommend "Ruling the Root" wholeheartedly is mentioned in the Salon review: Milton "documents and explains this process of evolution in absorbing detail, without raising his voice or lapsing into outrage." If you just want whining about ICANN, buy something else. This one helps you to arrive at your own conclusions.

    Many thanks to Milton for this excellent book!

    (For fellow Germans who want to order the book online: It seems that neither the libri.de affiliates nor bol.de nor the buch.de affiliates carry it. You have to go to amazon.de [icann.blog.link].)
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