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Re: Tired of Waiting
Noel and all,
Noel Chiappa wrote:
> From: "Roeland M.J. Meyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Originally, and the fubar that IOD stepped into, IANA even had a TLD
> registry set up and running. Chris even officially used the published
> process. >poof< Suddenly there was no process and the check was returned.
> Then the scum-bags at CORE decided that the WEB name was so neat that
> they wanted it, since IOD obviously couldn't use it. Does IANA help
> defend IOD? They do not.
> The fly in this particular complaint (which does have a smidgen of merit, but
> let's not get into the grubby details, they don't matter for this larger, and
> much more important point) is that:
> +++ New TLD's should not be new "Oklahoma Land Rushes" for entrepreneurs who
> +++ are out to make a quick buck.
No one has said that they should be to my knowledge. Is this just another
paranoiac personality talking here?
> In other words, it's *critical* that the *Registry* for a new TLD be operated
> as a public trust, not as someone's way to "make money fast".
No one has disagreed with this. And why can't a for-profit company
achieve this within some specific guidelines?
> (If you don't see why for-profit, but competing, Registries don't work, ask
> yourself how you'd feel once your snappy URL http://my_name.new_tld/foo/bar
> is embedded in 10,000 web pages world-wide, and your for-profit Registry then
> ups the rate to $1,000 per month....)
This is a "Straw Man" argument that just doesn't necessarily hold water. The
in a For-profit registry company may also occur if they are receiving a large
amount of registrations that exceeds their business projections. This would
make it advisable to reduce the registration fee as to draw more registrations
in that particular TLD name space.
> >From this observation - that for-profit Registries are a bad idea - one can
> see why it was not wholly unreasonable that the original "published process"
> was withdrawn.
Jeffrey A. Williams
DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.