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    Re: Did Jeff Davies find a legal loophole?
    by Anonymous on Friday January 03 2003, @10:18AM (#10849)
    1) ICANN invents an exclusive DNS retail channel and calls this registrar accreditation
    2) ICANN admits but one new uTLD to compete against com/net/org even though their core mission is to foster TLD competition in a monopoly arena
    3) ICANN awards this one new uTLD to a band of its own registrar retailers that it invented for reasons of "competition"
    4) ICANN mandates that the new uTLD registry operator allow all of ICANN exclusive "accredited registrars" (as if this means something) to offer pre-registrations to the general public to the benefit of, as proven, no one but this invented registrar retail channel that just happens to fund ICANN.

    what more of a pattern is there than this? unjust enrichment...? ? try pyramid scheme. If VGRS was allowed to set up its own affliliate retail channel like amazon.com and everyone else in private business, this $4M (from consumers pockets directly to ICANN) would not exist. Do not "accredited registrars" do this now? Why can't VGRS do this on their own like Neustar does with .US? Would anyone suggest these registrar "fees" to ICANN are not built into the price consumers pay? What service does ICANN provide for this $4M? What are the direct relative costs? Do these costs need to exist? Why do they need to exist if registrars already pay an accreditation fee? This is $4M per year literally whipped out of thin air channeled to ICANN and a consumer can't even transfer a domain or obtain any sort of desirable second level string for under $500 on the aftermarket. unjust entrichment is a fancy way to put it....

    http://www.icann.org/financials/gtld-contribution-chart-02-03.htm
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    Re: Did Jeff Davies find a legal loophole?
    by Anonymous on Friday January 03 2003, @11:00AM (#10850)
    The simultaneous selling of sunrise applications and landrush preapplications on a significant scale seems suspect.
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