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||Fri, August 24, 2001 at 12:39 AM GMT
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||but at what a price to the .info Landrushers
Paul, I like your positive perspective - yes ICANN and whichever registry in the
future, will not be able to fleece the public again in the way ICANN and Afilias
appear to be doing with .info - with the lame excuse that the .XYZ launch was always
going to be a trial from which they would learn a lot.|
But thinking of parallels
- what do you make of an aerospace manufacturer that puts fare paying passengers
on the first test flight of a new craft which crashes and burns - then makes statements
to the press (without reference to fact that they had been warned the craft wasn't
safe and that there had been a large number of serious casualties) - the test flight
was a great success - you should think we are very clever - this craft is great -
hurry, buy your tickets here while they last?
And to continue the aviation analogy
- what is the liability of the commercial airline which, knowing there is a chance
of terrorist attack, fails to check the luggage as it is loaded which carries a bomb
which explodes at take-off with serious casualties, especially to those passengers
in economy class?
I think it is reasonable to guess that in the world of aviation,
once the facts of the test flight and the commercial flight were made public, there
would be intense investigation of the parties involved and that the institutions
and individuals found to be responsible would be serverely penalised.