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||Thu, September 6, 2001 at 8:53 AM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.01 using Windows 98
||Cost Benefit Analysis
Prior to Sunrise ending, I did a cost benefit analysis
between registering fraudulently during Sunrise (the latter part) and pre-registering
(just when Sunrise was concluding):
(1)Fraudulently would have got me a $30,000
name for about $150 (including 5 year registration) with about 50% chance of being
challenged and giving up the name. Therefore the return is 100 to 1.
$350 to pre-register to get one name (worth $25,000 since the $30,000 names are no
longer available) plus registration fees of $70 for two years plus $50 for 3 more
years (assume) equals $470. Zero chance of losing name. Therefore the return is
$25,000/$470 = 53:1.
Thus going the legitimate
route is about half as lucrative (which is really pretty good!) but your conscience
is clear and you have no worries.