I've just returned from the future! Guess what, ICANN reasoned that Afilias
did such a great job with .info they gave them .web as well. IOD was forced
to give refunds to it's 'clients', destroying the company. Afilias merged with
JVTeam (oops, I mean NeuLevel, oops, I mean Net Sol) and changed their name to Global
Domination Inc., raising the cost of a .biz, .com, .web, .info etc.. to $45.
ICANN board members that could be located (the majority of whom were nabbed at the
local ferrari dealership, sipping 'spresso ordered from ironfist.web) were immediately
linched by a mob of dissillusioned members of the world's internet community.
this make you laugh? Or does it make you sit back and realize that unless something
is done to curb the blatent missuse of authority so flaunted by the ICANN decision
making process, the above story wont even make the headlines in 5 years.
know, in every country, throughout every culture, from the gold-paved halls of ICANN
to the mud-brick server halls of Timbuktu, that .web is the single most valuable
tld that ICANN should have instated. And we also knew that ICANN would never
give it to 'the competition'. Let's face it, when you're in cahoots with the
big players, IOD is that exactly - the competition.
When will someone with real
power ride their shining horse to our rescue? Our, being the entire Internet
community, minus ICANN and their minions in the Registrar world? We all know
that, if .web had been given to IOD, they would have had millions and millions thrown
at them to secure their infrastructure and guarantee a stable Registry.
my fellow ICANN @ Large members, raise your fists! Write those emails to ICANN!
Tell your friends! Tell your congressman, your bundes-minister, your prime
minister! We've been given the opportunity to fart against thunder, let's do
it! If we don't, who will?
My two cents.
And I don't work for IOD.
Never met them. I even think their web site stinks! But they should have
been given .web; they earned it.