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Freedom to charge any amount for domain names

Read the proposed contracts at:

http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-28jul06.htm

Registries can start charging differential/tiered pricing on a domain-by-domain basis would not be forbidden under the .biz/info/org proposed contracts. This means that the registries could charge $100,000/yr for sex.biz, $25,000/yr for movies.org, etc. if they wanted to -- it would not be forbidden the way the proposed contracts are currently written. This would represent a powerful pricing weapon for registries, and a fundamental shift in possible domain name pricing, that could lead them to emulate .tv-style price schedules.

This is totally against the way the internet was supposed to work. For the millions of small business that started on the internet this is omnious.

Feel free to spread the word on the mailing lists or media, and contact Vint (vint AT google.com) or John Jeffrey (jeffrey AT icann.org) or other ICANN staffers if you want to confirm things and voice your concerns. Time is o…

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Choosing a laptop

Just got a new laptop. Its my 3rd laptop in the past 5 years and one would think its eacy to decide on which laptop to buy.

Price is always a consideration. The first question is - PC or a Mac ? From what I have heard a Mac notebook is so full of features and sturdy that it could last you a few years. The PC world is competitive with the race between Intel and AMD and new processors come out every few months making your new notebook outdated.

My laptop : HP dv5127cl
RAM : 2GB ( The amount of memory for processing your tasks)
Hard drive : 120 GB ( with digital cameras being more popular this is probably about 2000 hours of music, about 30 to 35 thousand photos so its probably all that I will need for a few years.
processor: Intel Centrino Duo 1.83 ghz ( its going be outdated next month as Intel introoduces Core Duo 2)

The cool features that this laptop has : a remote that fits into the laptop. It came with stereo headphones.

I have a HP computer and it has performed well so I am confident the…

Why Restaurants should have websites

A very relevant question that probably has puzzled many a restaurant owner.

In today's connected world a restaurant website is a absolute necessity.

1) It is like free advertising. Newcomers to the area often do a search on the Internet to find restaurants.

2) It is convenient for guests to remember (Have a simple and nice name for the website) if they need to go there.

3) It replaces some of your telephone queries.

4) It can be a selling tool.

5) It can help you get feedback.

Now about what it needs to contain...A basic website should have:

a) The restaurant introduction (cuisine, ambience, history, USP

(unique selling proposition).

b) The location with links to directions from all likely places.

c) The hours of operation.

d) The reservation policy.

e) Menus (Have a simple document that loads fast and in colors that it

can be printable by the guests if needed).

f) Catering facilities.

If you decided to advance another level, you could add...

- Reviews of your restaurant.

- Recipes

- Photo gall…