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    Re: SnapNames Response to Names Council Wait Listi
    by GeorgeK on Friday July 26 2002, @05:17PM (#8109)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    All of Susan's arguments have been made in the past, and had been responded to. It seems that they simply want to get in "the last word" (or "the last spin"), as a desperate last move to influence the ICANN board.

    The fact of the matter is that there is intrinsic demand for the domain names themselves, not WLS as a mechanism to acquire them. We currently have numerous means to acquire those names, and WLS seeks to monopolize that marketplace not because it is a "better offering", but instead because it gets first dibs on all the names, leaving everyone else with names that no one else wanted. If NameWinner had done such a deal with Verisign, instead of SnapNames, we'd see the exact opposite spin by SnapNames, I'm sure, that it's anti-competitive, etc.

    I found it amusing that proponents of WLS refused to take my "Cookie Challenge", posted on the DNSO GA list multiple times, to answer the questions posed at:

    http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga/Arc10/msg02855.html

    among other places. However, Susan has taken up the "Cheese Challenge". Where shall I send the cheese, to go along with her whine? :)

    Sincerely,

    George Kirikos
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    Re: SnapNames Response to Names Council Wait Listi
    by Anonymous on Friday July 26 2002, @07:07PM (#8110)
    I just love this part of the response...

    "its duty (ICANN) is to approve any new service that the registry judges will improve the consumer experience"

    Someone please explain to me how having to pay an inflated $70.00 WLS price for a deleted domain name instead of the $8.95 I pay for it now, will "improve my consumer experience"

    Crikey Mate!
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    Re: SnapNames Response to Names Council Wait Listi
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday July 26 2002, @08:09PM (#8111)
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    If ICANN can ever get off its ass and implement the Redemption Grace Period (they've only had 8+ months so far) this all becomes academic. They haven't managed for that very reason. Ask each Board member to come clean on how much they have invested in VeriSign. Like the saying goes follow the money. -g
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    A screwed up fix to a fictitious problem
    by Anonymous on Friday July 26 2002, @09:28PM (#8112)
    This all started with VeriSign complaining about a problem with equal access to the registry which has supposedly been fixed for some time now.

    Really, just how hard can it possibly be to search for all expired domain names in their database, flag and delete them for crying out loud.

    Its mind boggling that they have some people actually believing that its going to take some sophisticated solution, i.e. SnapNames to solve all of this.

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    Re: SnapNames Response to Names Council Wait Listi
    by tlr (reversethis-{gro.tsixe-ton-seod} {ta} {relsseor}) on Saturday July 27 2002, @12:39AM (#8113)
    User #34 Info | http://log.does-not-exist.org/
    Rhetorics.
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    Re: SnapNames Response to Names Council Wait Listi
    by Anonymous on Saturday July 27 2002, @02:45AM (#8114)
    Is that broad high?
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