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    Re: Dot-org Bidders -- Comprehensive Overviews
    by cmalamud on Monday July 29 2002, @06:15AM (#8155)
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    It was good to see sombody analyze all the proposals. However, a disturbing strain throughout the profiles were comments of the nature "a for-profit has to be the one running the back-end registry or this won't be stable."

    Harrumph. I've spent two decades in machine rooms building large-scale systems and the last decade doing so at IMS. All of the rest of our team has done the same, so we take a bit of umbrage at the tenor of these comments. Here's a few choice words on the subject.


    Carl Malamud
    Internet Multicasting Service
    Spread the dot!

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    100 million bucks says it goes to NeuStar...
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @11:13AM (#8173)
    Place your bets now.....
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    Re: Dot-org Bidders -- Comprehensive Overviews
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 30 2002, @12:41PM (#8234)
    Lets get it clear about Organic Names...Steve Dyer said during his presentation to the ICANN board (taken from ICANN's real-time scribe) the following:

    "Organic Names has a very simple transparent bid...We're an organization put together from Centralnic and from Nominet UK, to registries, and we feel we are therefore well placed for competition."

    Which is very interesting...later on in the meeting, in response to a question from the floor, Steve said the following:

    "The position is that the board of Nominet, which I happen to sit on, looked at the possibility of running dot org sometime ago. And we considered it quite carefully. And we came to the conclusion that Nominet itself could not and should not bid for dot org, purely because our memorandum and articles of association are very tightly drawn to the dot uk name.

    Nominet as an organization cannot bid and is not bidding in this bid. I must make that clear."

    ...don't know about you but I'm confused...is this a bid for .org that is endorsed by Nominet (against their memorandum and articles of association) or is Steve Dyer simply using his position on the board of a non-profit registry organisation to promote his own commercial interests?

    ...assuming its the latter (I can't see how it could not be unless the rest of the Nominet Board are all as stupid as Steve appears to assume they are) then i have a question for Steve Dyer - will you either resign from the Nominet board as a result of your blatant abuse of that position for your own commercial interests, or will you retract your application for the .org registry as a result of your blatant misrepresentation of the nature and support of your organisation?
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