J. Paul Reed
where you can read that a judge has declared DNS fees to be an
illegal tax. There are some minor mistakes in the article (they quote
the current price as being $30 for to years, and claim it has
been this way since '95) but it's still kinda odd. On one hand,
the govt has $23 million for the next generation of the Intenet,
on the other hand, it may have been illegal for them to get
that money in the first place.
Personally I don't care if I get a refund on my domain name, I'd
rather that money helped build a new net infrastructure,
but I have a few more domains I'd love to register if they were free.