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Re: Tired of Waiting
Simon Higgs wrote:
> At 12:48 PM 7/16/98 -0400, John Charles Broomfield wrote:
> > [ I argued that it was in IOD's interest to drop the registry and become
> > a registrar under CORE]
> You've got it backwards. If IOD divested and became just the .WEB registry,
> then the entire CORE cartel would be able to become .WEB registrars without
> any legal challenge, or any cost or obligation to finance the registry
> portion. This has been offered to the CORE leadership, and they turned it
> Of course, greed, stupidity, and sheer bloody-mindedness have not been
> turned down.
Hi Simon, economically (as far as making a fast buck) for the CORE bunch
it would have probably made sense to accept the IOD proposition. Fortunately
there is oversight to make sure that the CORE bunch can't act selfishly to
the detriment of the registrants, and this would have been blatantly so.
Yeah, IOD offers CORE to run ".web" under a "IT'S MINE AND YOU CAN'T LEAVE
ME" agreement. How does that guarantee CORE to get the best possible service
available? Where is the fear of competition going to push service of IOD up
and price down?
If the offer is "Hey, I'll run '.web' for you but will accept a yearly
reopening of the contract so that bidders can offer to give better/cheaper
service for the same registry", then that would probably be acceptable to
Oh, I nearly forgot... that's more or less the agreement with Emergent, so
if Emergent gives lousy service, it would be dumped in favour of someone
else with no loss of service to SLD holders.
For a system of penalties to work, it has to be enforceable. If IOD says
that ownership of ".web" is not negociable, then who's stopping them from
holding registrars or registrants up for ransom no matter what contract IOD
has signed? "Yeah, I signed this saying that I would keep the price down,
but it was signed in the U.S. and now I've moved to Singapore and don't give
a damn about that bit of paper, and as nobody can take ".web" away from
me... And your renewal is now $1000 per month. So sue me".