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Re: Tired of Waiting
>>No, it has just be denied by individuals like you who want to make
>>money by getting a profitable monopoly on public resources. The bulk
>>of the community has a pretty obvious interest in the other direction.
>Your assessment is as inaccurate as your basis for the claim. What
>is the difference between a registry making an honest profit and a
>registrar making an honest profit? If both provide good service,
>contractually prohibit gouging and harm to the Internet, where is the
>For those of you recent to the discussion, please note that Perry was
>a member of the IAHC, the group that proposed that a single registry
>be created to handle all TLDs, including COM/NET/ORG (which they
>carefully claimed SHOULD be a part). Their plan, as you may be aware,
>called for registrars to pay $10,000 each just to participate (and still
>does). They're STILL taking this money from registrars, including a
>monthly fee, and they have absolutely nothing to show for it. They also
>changed their internal pricing in much the same way that they claim
>for-profit registries would. These are all public facts, and can be found
>by reading the various archived lists.
>Why do I bring this up again? Simply to show that there are seriously
>different PHILOSOPHIES at work here, and they are overshadowing
>the plain fact that if we could just put them aside, create a stable, fair,
>open and transparent governing body, we could then come together
>and resolve these problems.
>But people keep bringing them up. Yes, I realize that I should just
>ignore them and not reply, but when factual inaccuracies are posted
>(and I'm sure Perry will claim I've done the same, natch) and
>personal attacks like the above (where Perry presumes to claim
>to know what it is that I want) are posted, and philosophical
>opinions are taken as fact (like the namespace is a public resource),
>the loudest voice seems to claim victory.
>As I've said, let's stop it, and move on to more productive issues,
>Christopher Ambler, Personal Opinion Only
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And well written too !