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Username: barb1215
Date/Time: Sat, September 21, 2002 at 5:13 AM GMT
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Subject: What is going on with NeuStar


        I just reviewed what was posted on ICANN Blog and am a bit stunned: "
Neustar Charges States, Cities for .US Names
Prior to the .us landrush, Neustar reserved a load of domain names corresponding to state and city names and official state mottos. It's now making them available for registration by the relevant states and cities... for a price. Three-year registration: USD$168.00. Five-year registration: USD$180.00. Lifetime registration: USD$395.00."

So if Mayor Bloomberg doesn't claim for a hefty price, it gets thrown back into the pool.  What is the point of having a reserved list?  I would think the state, local, and municple reserved names were reserved for a reason.  Can someone please explain what one the service seems like marketing BS.



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