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Username: Paul Gill
Date/Time: Thu, September 6, 2001 at 8:53 AM GMT
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Subject: 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.

(2)Spending $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.


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