For anyone who has not seen the movie "The Lord of the Rings", I strongly recommend
it - it's a good story. Many people don't realise that J.R.R Tolkien's writing wasn't
all just fantasy and fiction and had much basis in human nature and history.
book/film's object of desire (desired by both good and evil) is the 'One Ring' and
in an abstract way this magical piece of jewlery was supposed to represent new technology,
or rather the ability to control people through this technology. The problem was
that eventually, all those that possessed the ring, were eventually corrupted by
its power in some way, shape or form.
It's like these new top level domains: they
have the ability to give their owner a lot of power, and subsequently have 'corrupted'
a lot of the people who have weilded them (big business, registrars and registries
alike!) Even the non-commercial peoples that inhabit the vast lands of the Internet,
who, through a desire to do good with obtained names, have resorted to some rather
devious acts to get their hands on them.
Perhaps good ol' Sanjeev Goyal is like
the hobbit Frodo. The most valuable domain, business.info (based on its .com equivalent
having the highest aftermarket sales record of $US7.5 million), has found its way
into the hands of the most unlikely person imaginable: not some huge dark multinational
company, but a lowly Indian! Certainly, there are evil forces that are in malevolent
pursuit of that one domain that Sanjeev holds. And given time, even Sanjeev may fall
victim to its power ...
Anyway, maybe I'm being overly imaginative here, but I
thought I'd share ! :)
One domain to rule them all, One domain to find them
domain to bring them all
And in the Darkness bind them!!!!!!