Better now than later for this settlement agreement. The internet's infrastructure is increasingly under assault from DDOS and other malicious attacks. And security-related investment is why I think that the settlement agreement's presumptive renewal is a good thing. A long-term steward has the motivation to properly maintain the network, just like a homeowner will keep up a house better than a renter. Essentially, it's the difference between doing just good enough, and providing an incentive for designing a farsighted solution for a more secure DNS. Arpad G. Toth Chief Technologist GTSI Corp.