September 04, 2002

Domain Names Now Taxable?

This comment came from a reader this morning (I love it...) regarding my previous post concerning the state of the dotCOMmonwealth... "Now that my crazy country's courts have ruled that domains are apparently property, and "located" (in the case of .com domains) in Fairfax County, VA, I suspect it is only a matter of time before the County Commissioners of Fairfax County start looking into subjecting all those .com domains to the County's property tax." Nothing, especially in this regard, would surprise me ;)
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A few grains of sand...

Brian O'Shaughnessy, spokesperson for Verisign, indicated in the Washington Post that Verisign "objected to ICANN's saying that 17 violations established a pattern of abuse. VeriSign maintains more than 10 million Internet addresses, he noted" ... "calling it a pattern and dictating that it's cavalier is an unfair characterization." I wonder what would be a fair characterization then. Perhaps Brian should take a look at my post to the Registrar Constituency mailing list of March 29, 2002 outlining what I thought was a fair characterization.
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