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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday May 15 2002, @09:27AM (#6380)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    It is also very apparent that Afilias was caught with their pants down when they failed to get .WEB out of ICANN. Their projections were based on .WEB, and the fact that they got .INFO not only blew those projections, but also caused most of their funding to be withdrawn. They're doing anything they can to stay afloat, and failing.

    This whole smelly line about how .ORG must be given to a company that has already proven their ability to run a large TLD is merely an excuse to ensure that an established player gets it. At least ICANN is transparent in this one regard.

    ++Peter
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    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m by PeterBarron
    Re: Conflict of interest on .org? The problem of m
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Wednesday May 15 2002, @11:42AM (#6384)
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    Afilias wealthy? By what logic do you arrive at that conclusion? Their funding was pulled at the last minute, and they couldn't afford to field the data centre that they promised in their application. Their only funding comes from selling domains, which they're not doing a whole lot of, and their members, who aren't really kicking in a lot of quid, are they?

    As for Neustar, I'd agree that they seem to know what they're doing, but their insider politics and corruption disqualify them as far as I'm concerned.

    ++Peter
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