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Username: jonpostel
Date/Time: Wed, July 11, 2001 at 9:09 PM GMT
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Subject: IOD Proven Robust ...


Ben Edleman's distribution of IOD's whois records merely shows that IOD has, naturally on a smaller scale, a registry just like .com does, with registrants, live sites, and dead sites.
In fact, I think it says a lot about their registry that Ben was able to successfully use their zone transfer and WHOIS systems to gather this information! If nothing else, it shows that IOD is able to run a robust registry as they have done since, what '96?

Comparing this to the embarassing antics of .info and .biz, who are so inept at setting up their system that they have to resort to selling pre registrations and lottery tickets and then have IANA run their servers for them, and it is very clear that ICANN chose politically rather than technically.

Ben's little research project does IOD more credit than anything else, if you ask me.

This post not my own words, but well stated.  How can they be my words, I'm dead!



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